Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar

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The Complete ONLINE Acoustic Guitar Making Course – A step by step guide to build your own guitar with virtually unlimited scope for customization.

This NEW course is currently IN PROGRESS – join now and be the first to see the new videos !

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  • Design Your Own Acoustic
  • Structured video lessons – released MONTHLY
  • Quickstart checklists for tools, wood and parts
  • Library of patterns to customise your design
  • My ebook on tools
  • Pro Support! Direct access to ask me any questions (public or privately) and join the community of enthusiastic home builders

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Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar – ONLINE

This NEW course is currently IN PROGRESS – join now and be the first to see the new videos !

Welcome to ‘Build Your Acoustic Own Guitar’

The Complete Online Guitar Making Course

Inside is a complete step by step video for building your very own first (or best yet) acoustic guitar. I will guide you through the entire process starting with making your own working drawing and set of patterns – these are among the many secret ‘tricks of the trade’ that enable you to make high quality instruments – faster and easier.

This course also includes my ebook on Tools and quick-start pages:

  • Tools for your first guitar
  • Wood and Parts for your first guitar
  • Patterns

How hard can it be?

There are about 12 stages to make an acoustic guitar – each one should take about a day on average – it takes a certain level of commitment and yes, it can be hard work.

If you want to be a guitar maker (or just make one for yourself) then I truly believe this is the best possible start you could get – short of actually working in a guitar workshop.

What’s in it for me?

16 years of experience teaching over 400 student to build has taught me a lot:

  • how to break the process down into easy chunks
  • the right tools for the right job
  • the best order to do them in for best results
  • the most efficient way of doing each job – saving time and wasted effort

It is my aim to pass as much of this to you as I can – and save you a lot of time and heartbreak… this course is the next best thing to being here at my workshop.

Who is it for?

Anyone who is keen to try a bigger project than an electric guitar – no previous experience is needed.


I do recommend using a pre-made fretboard for your first build but have included two methods of making your own – just in case you are determined to do it the hard way! We also have a ‘ready to go’ complete wood and parts kit available, and other supplies to help you on your build.

Joining this course gives you access to a community of home-builders, all working towards the same goal – and I will be live-streaming regular Q and A sessions.

You can ask me any question directly – or start an open discussion with our enthusiastic students. Remember you can watch the videos over and over again.

Thanks for your interest in Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar – Join now and get the Design course FREE!

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    James Perry

    5 out of 5 The latest - and in my opinion - the best course so far from the Bailey "Build Your Own" stable

    James Perry

    I completed the build your own electric guitar course last year and was amazed that just by following instructions I produced a very playable instrument of which I’m very proud. It was with great excitement when I heard that Mark was working on a similar course to teach folk to build an acoustic guitar in their shed, garage or kitchen table with only a few easily accessible tools. If I was blown away by the electric course then I’m over the moon with this one – Mark’s teaching style is likeable, friendly and crystal clear. His attention to detail in his teaching is as great as it is in his guitar making. The website has been improved and the lessons (there’s millions of them!) are presented in such a clear, logical way that if followed precisely, success is inevitable! There is an option to purchase all the parts from Mark to ensure a quality build or he shows how to prepare the wood yourself if, like me, you want to practice on cheaper materials while learning.
    I am loving the journey…… it is a great lesson in patience…so much so that I have enjoyed the preparatory work like making clamps, jigs and templates and other tools almost as much as the guitar building itself.
    If, like me, you have always dreamed of building a guitar but had no idea where to start then this is the absolute perfect place. The dark arts are explained and demonstrated in real time yet you can watch each lesson as quickly and as many times as you need to ensure a good result.
    I still have a massive amount of work to do but I know that with Mark’s expert lessons and superb support via email or through the website – that in time I will have produced an acoustic guitar that not only looks good, handles well and sounds lush 🙂
    The pic below is my progress after about 4-6 weeks of very part time work on the project. I’ll update the review when I finish but if you’re undecided – take a leap of faith – you won’t regret it.

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