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

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