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

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

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.