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

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

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.