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

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

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.