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