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

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

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.