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

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

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.