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

  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • I am in love with an inanimate object! All thanks to Bailey Guitars
    - Andy
  • I have genuinely had one of the most amazing experiences of my life
    - Neil
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • 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
  • 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
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • So much what you do here is truly brilliant and special
    - Charlie
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • My dreams are now a reality (sitting on the workbench in font of me as I write this)
    - Andrew
  • Absolutely amazing...an out of this world experience
    - Simon
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • This will change the way I think about the guitar forever
    - John
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • Once again I am chuffed...quality time with quality people...roll on no 5
    - Duncan
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil

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.