We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gibson Factory

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Downtown
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-544-7998
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
More Info
$37*
and up
Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 481 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 183
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Poetry in motions

Even for a non guitar player, you will enjoy this tour of the Gibson Guitar factory. Awesome watching these crafts people at work. Great value at $10 per head. Best to book a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
566AngelaH566
,
Hamilton, New Zealand

Similar Things to Do in Memphis

Add Photo Write a Review

481 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was the second time taking the Gibson Guitar Showcase and Factory Tour. The first time I went was in 2005 on a Satuday and because it was the weekend none of the luthiers were working. I thoguht at the time that it was still an amazing tour though. FYI a luthier (/ˈluːtiər/ loo-ti-ər)[1] is someone who makes or repairs... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

While it was interesting to see how the guitars are made, I really don't know what they were doing. The tour guide had zero personality and mumbled the whole time so I didn't really understand anything he said.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Even for a non guitar player, you will enjoy this tour of the Gibson Guitar factory. Awesome watching these crafts people at work. Great value at $10 per head. Best to book a head to avoid disappointment. Tours appear to book out quickly. Both interesting and educational.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wattsburg
Level Contributor
49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

if it's a cableTV show or Mr. Rogers visiting a factory, we all love to see how things are made. As expected, guitar making is no exception. Don't think too hard about it-it's easily worth the price of admission. However, tours are small and fill up quickly. Get there early and reserve your spot. It's close to Beale Street so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's a fun tour. Go Monday - Friday so you can see the amazing craftsmanship. Easily worth the $10 ticket price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I'm a guitar player so this was always going to be good for me. I loved watching the craftsmen at work. Also had a chance to play some highly desirable guitars in the showroom. Essential visit for all musicians

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bunnell, Florida, USA
Level Contributor
63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I went on this tour at the suggestion of Mary Ann in the Visitor Center, as part of a package of tours. The tour guide takes the group through the factory and explains each process of the handmade manufacture of guitars. We were very impressed with the quality of manufacturing. The guide was very informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I don't play the guitar but I enjoy woodworking as a hobby, so the Gibson tour was top on my list during our Memphis visit. The tour is great for the family however I don't recommend younger children unless they are interested in how things work (they don't allow kids under 5). Try to get an early tour (12, 1... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our trip to the Gibson factory was very interesting. To see those beautiful creations go from raw pieces of wood to a piece of art was amazing. Make sure you book in advance as the tour groups are small and they seem to fill up fast. We bought our tickets 24 hours in advance, and barely squeaked in. This place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For anyone who knows the Gibson name this factory tour offers a rare glimpse inside the makings of one of the premier musical instruments in the world. Depending on the time you choose to take the tour, you can watch the luthiers ply their craft. They do not make the Les Paul in this location, that happens in Nashville and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gibson Factory also viewed

 

Been to Gibson Factory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gibson Factory staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?