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The Original



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

I played acoustic guitar for a long time before I designed my first. I knew exactly what I wanted: the best possible balance between maximum tone, easy playability and good looks.

This guitar comes with a Sitka Spruce or Western Red cedar top as standard – you choose…

This guitar comes with an mahogany back and sides as standard, but you can opt to upgrade to a Cites approved Indian rosewood body instead…

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.


If you are going to make a guitar by hand there is no point scrimping on the materials to save a few pennies, I wanted this to be the best guitar in the world. So I chose the rich full sound of Rosewood back and sides, with a Sitka spruce soundboard for projection. I had to have mahogany for the neck for its tonal superiority and feel. The fretboard and bridge could only be Rosewood to match the back and sides.

I would like to think that I got it right first time. I would also like to think that each one is slightly better than the last as every one I make has the advantage of just a little more experience to add to the mix…but of course mine is still the best in the world! I still play it every day and love it. The Bailey acoustic that started it all.

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