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Gibson Factory

145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
901-544-7998
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Ranked #15 of 33 Activities in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Tours
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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a very good tour. It would have been nice to have seen them working but our tour was on a Saturday. Would have been too noisy with workers there. Would like to have taken pictures but understand why you are not allowed.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I am not a musician - but my husband is, loves guitars and anything about them. So on our first time trip to Memphis, had to check out the Gibson Factory tour. It was well worth the time. It was fascinating to see how a guitar is made from the time the wood arrives to the factory until the finished... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went on the one oclock tour very good . They take you on to the shop floor . Its amazing how they are all hand made the tour last for up to a hr and is only ten dollers .when the tour is done you can visit the shop good hr spent there

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We did this tour because we had some time to spare. It was absolutely fascinating to see how guitars are made, and how much of it is still done by hand. We were in the last tour of they day, so there was only a few workers still about - but it was good because it was particularly noisy -... More

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WHEATON
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have not interest in guitars but found this place fascinating. See a guitar made from beginning to end. If you play a guitar, you can try many out in the shop at the end. Takes about an hour to go thru. Nice change of pace from eating.

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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very interesting tour. Make sure you call ahead for reservations. Try to go between 1 and 2 pm to be sure workers are present.

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Rochester, MN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our recent driving vacation took us through Memphis, TN, a city I had previously only encountered as a plane-change location. I was looking forward to seeing the Lorraine Motel/Civil Rights Museum, Sun Records, Graceland and the Gibson Guitar Factory. Of all the things we did in Elvis' hometown, the one I would recommend avoiding is the Gibson Guitar Factory tour.... More

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a $10 tour around the factory of Gibsons guitars, that produce the semiacoustic models. It's very interesting to see the stage by stage process from the hydration and bending of the wood through many by hand processes to produce the end models. These are works of art in many respects given the intricate method of production, very little... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have always wondered about the expensive prices, and now I understand. The amount of man-hours and the hand crafting that goes into these guitars was eye-opening. The tour was very fun and informative. The store and demo models for playing were worth the stop.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The tour is very informative. Provides great insight how fine musical instruments are made. Well worth the visit.

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