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

  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • 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
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • So much what you do here is truly brilliant and special
    - Charlie
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much...Wait until mum sees it
    - Tony
  • It's the best guitar in the world, bar none
    - John W
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • I am in love with an inanimate object! All thanks to Bailey Guitars
    - Andy
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • I have genuinely had one of the most amazing experiences of my life
    - Neil
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John

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.