Keith Tiltman makes his first guitar on our Workshop Course

Keith Tiltman - Build Your own Guitar

Keith Tiltman – Build Your own Guitar

You think you are making a guitar, but really the guitar is making you.

If you want to do this thing I can imagine no better place, no more expert tuition, nor more congenial company.

So thankyou so much Mark + Carol, Billy and Fiona. Stars All !!! Keith Tiltman – BYO-380


Keith found us like so many others on the internet while searching for information about guitar making and ended up coming on one of our workshop courses – Build Your Own First Guitar.

He was, as he self confessed, ‘a little bewildered’ and later also confessed that he did not actually play the guitar. This was not so much of a surprise as we have had non players before but turned out to be not quite true as I definitely heard him playing a few quiet chords on the last day. Hopefully he left a little less bewildered than when he arrived.

This course is aimed at beginners who want to complete the build in one go. IThe course runs over 5 days and takes place right here in the Bailey Workshop.

Here at Bailey Guitars we want you to make a pro quality instrument – in fact I will not let anyone leave with anything less. To this end I have chosen all the parts to make your first build as easy as possible.

There are still plenty of options for customisation but to avoid any further brain strain Keith chose to stick with the basic version – the guitar made is based on the Bailey Bandsman Standard Electric Guitar.

Often the simplist choices are the best…

Here is the basic spec of the guitar made on this course:

  • Set Neck construction
  • 25″ Scale with 22  frets
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Mother of Pearl Fret Marker Inlays
  • Wilkinson Wrapover Bridge
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Two Wilkinson Humbuckers
  • Volume, Tone, and 3-Way Toggle Switch – side mounted jack socket
  • Medium Fretwire
  • Tusq Nut
  • 10 gauge strings

All of this is included in the cost of the course and provided by us – you can choose to upgrade any of the parts but this will have to be worked out in advance before you start.

Custom Options

If you would like to make something more advanced, for instance with a carved top, or a trem, or an acoustic guitar then check out our other guitar making workshop courses.

Build Online

Like to build a guitar but cannot get here in person? Have a look at my online course – it is the next best thing to having me there, guiding you through the process from start to finish. in your own time…

Let me do it

If you have no desire to build your own then let me do it for you – then you can sit back and watch your guitar take shape right here on the blog !