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

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

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.