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

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

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.