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

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

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.