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

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

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.