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

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