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

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

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.