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

  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • 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
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • So much what you do here is truly brilliant and special
    - Charlie
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • 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
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • I am in love with an inanimate object! All thanks to Bailey Guitars
    - Andy
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • 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
  • My dreams are now a reality (sitting on the workbench in font of me as I write this)
    - Andrew
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much...Wait until mum sees it
    - Tony
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian

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.