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

  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • 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
  • 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
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • My dreams are now a reality (sitting on the workbench in font of me as I write this)
    - Andrew
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • I have genuinely had one of the most amazing experiences of my life
    - Neil
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • 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
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • I am in love with an inanimate object! All thanks to Bailey Guitars
    - Andy
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony

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.