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

  • The whole experience has been way more than great
    - Paul, Netherlands
  • Beautiful beyond merit
    - Paul
  • This is unbelievable. I make my own guitar
    - Ulfar, Iceland
  • The most positive and rewarding course I have ever been on
    - Patrick
  • I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much...Wait until mum sees it
    - Tony
  • This is now the only guitar I play
    - Leon
  • My own dream guitar in 5 days. Mark you are a genius
    - Doug
  • An experience I will never forget
    - Johann, Iceland
  • Second time, and just as enjoyable as the first
    - Kai
  • We are both thrilled with the guitars we have created
    - Liam & Andrew
  • WHAT an experience!
    - Ian
  • The best couple of weekends since I don't know when
    - Herb
  • I built a guitar to die for
    - Dan
  • It's the best guitar in the world, bar none
    - John W
  • 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
  • Wonderful experience. I am delighted with the result
    - Mark
  • Mark is an amazing teacher...and I am leaving with the perfect guitar
    - Adam
  • Sometimes miracles do happen
    - Marcel, Netherlands
  • Wow,what a ride!
    - Neil
  • People who genuinely care whether you are getting what you want. Brilliant
    - Adrian
  • Many of our friends didn't believe that we made the guitar!
    - Arjan & Eric, Netherlands
  • I wouldn't have believed it was possible
    - Richard
  • So much what you do here is truly brilliant and special
    - Charlie
  • 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
  • Didn't believe it could be done..best playing and sounding guitar I've tried
    - Tony
  • Every day I have felt like a kid at Xmas with the excitement of each stage completed
    - Andy
  • This course has changed my life
    - Chris
  • An unbelievable experience
    - Steve
  • This is an amazing experience. Bailey Guitars are top class
    - William, Brazil
  • I will never look at a piece of wood in the same way ever again
    - Dave
  • What can I say? Probably the most rewarding thing I have done for myself
    - Adam
  • Mark is a genius
    - Stevie & Annie
  • Thank you for 8 days of creativity previously untapped
    - Adam
  • One of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far
    - Duncan
  • I can't wait to show the boys at the Fender club
    - Phil
  • 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
  • Great time to spend to learn how to build my own guitar
    - Luc, France
  • We enjoyed every minute of it
    - Louis & Tom, Netherlands
  • Definitely an experience I'll never forget
    - Anna
  • I am still in awe of the finished product
    - Richard
  • Awesome experience
    - Steve
  • Some of the nicest days of my life!
    - Stan, Belgium
  • You f@**g rock
    - Matt, Australia
  • Rewarding and therapeutic even to non-musicians
    - Anne

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.