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

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

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.