Since 1998 we have enabled over 400 students, from ages 11 to 70, with no previous build experience to build their own guitars.

  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • So much what you do here is truly brilliant and special
    - Charlie
  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • It's the best guitar in the world, bar none
    - John W
  • My dreams are now a reality (sitting on the workbench in font of me as I write this)
    - Andrew
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • I have genuinely had one of the most amazing experiences of my life
    - Neil
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • Once again I am chuffed...quality time with quality people...roll on no 5
    - Duncan
  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much...Wait until mum sees it
    - Tony
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • I am in love with an inanimate object! All thanks to Bailey Guitars
    - Andy

Bailey Guitars are the UK leader in guitar building short courses, and make some of the finest handcrafted guitars in Britain. We have been running BYO Guitar courses since 1998.

We offer several different courses – each with different aim, cost and timescale – to respond to all the queries about building and the different types of hobbyist.

We are offering a range of experiences which can be 'pick and mixed' to suit most people's need and budget. All guitars are built from raw wood in a minimum of five days.