Looking for something unique?

Would you like something a bit different? A guitar you have in mind but cant find? We have over 20 years experience of creating custom, hand crafted guitars to individual specifications.

Get in touch if you want to start your own custom build journey.

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Solid, reliable, hard working…



Basic spec, no frills, least expensive – the base model. Available to buy or order when out of stock.

Solid, reliable, hard working…

As a busy pro musician – you need attributes like these.

Our ‘workhorse’ guitar – a truly hand crafted instrument but at the lowest possible price. I wanted everyone to be able to afford a real handmade guitar without spending an arm and a leg, or compromising on quality, so I came up with this. Its beauty is in the simple layout and ‘flat top’ format so it is quicker to make but has the same playability you would expect from any Bailey guitar.

If you are looking for an introduction to the sound and feel of a pro standard handmade instrument, the Bandsman will get you through the gig. Band members may come and go but this one is made to outlast them all.

There is no stain or colour on this instrument, just a satin finish, which really brings out the natural beauty of the wood. It feels incredibly smooth, so you can do those really fast ‘lightning’ runs without your hand sticking to the back of the neck.

Our Bailey models fit most standard cases, and as many of our customers choose to bring one when collecting a new guitar,, the price does not include a hardcase.

We do recommend a HISCOX hardcase though – and it is essential if we are shipping.


Bandsman STD Spec

· Right-or left handed · Flattop · Double Cut Away ·

Body wood :Mahogany Alder, or Ash,

· Neck wood: Mahogany

· Fretboard : Indian Rosewood or Sundari

· Fretboard radius12″ (304.8mm) · Number of frets 22 · Scale length 25″ (635mm) (0115.Inlay shape 4mm (0.157″) ·

Inlay Dot (inc sides) MOP · Nut Tusq – cream ·

Pick ups Wilkinson Humbucker Open ·

Chrome Hardware · Bridge type Wilkinson Wrapover · Gotoh 3-3 · .

Body finish material Satin spray Natural colour ·

· Overall body thickness 46mm (1.811″) · .Body width (across lower bout) 330mm (12.992″) ·

Neck joint Glued/Set-in · Fretwire gauge Medium High ·

Fretwire Nickel silver ·

Width at nut 43mm (1.693″) · 0640.Width at last fret 56mm (2.205″) ·

See it in action
Bandsman Specials Gallery
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Bandsman Specials in-stock
These specials are in stock and available to purchase
Bandsman Custom Builds
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