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

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

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.