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

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

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.