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

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

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.