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

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