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Gibson Factory

Address: 145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 901-544-7998
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Ranked #13 of 43 Activities in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

A really great and interesting guided tour if you are interested in how the amazing gibson guitar is build! It is not allowed to take pictures or to video inside the factory because of the workers privacy. It is not a museum tour, people are actually working inside the factory. You will be shown around and get an insight on... More

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Scotland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I loved this tour. I play in a band and was hugely interested to see the making of these iconic pieces. I was amazed that so much is done by hand and comparatively little is CNC (machine made). The tour guide lady was perfect, giving personal answers to everyone along the way. And I was expecting it to be a... More

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Hearne, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went in the Gibson Guitar factory for a tour. Saw them making guitars from scratch. Very interesting and worth the trip.

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Calera, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really enjoyed the factory tour. Who knew that much went into making a guitar, and so much of it was by hand, not by machine?? Loved learning how they were made.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Though I do not play or own a guitar, I am a guitar appreciator. I enjoyed the factory tour very much. It was interesting to see how many people work on each guitar. One thing I learned is how moisture is piped into the factory to control the humidity. I liked watching the guitars being spray painted and, of course,... More

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Adelaide
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Our group of 4 went on the 3pm tour on a Monday. There were plenty of people working in the factory getting on with the job of building Gibson guitars. The tour could have been really interesting and informative, if only our tour guide had even an jot of enthusiasm to share. He was going through the paces and did... More

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Interesting tour of the Gibson factory from start to finish. I went on a weekend and no one was working, but during the week you can see the workers put together the world famous guitars. Lots of interesting facts about the craftsmanship involved in creating these sought after instruments. Note: NO PICTURES or videos are allowed in the factory area.... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

With everything else on offer in Memphis, this musical journey is really interesting. I always wanted to know how these are put together - and this place shows you. We had a great tour guide - and because we went later, the noise wasn't so much of an issue. The shop is like guitar heaven - if only I had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

we went here expecting to see and hear some pretty cool stuff regarding guitars. But alas the world of guitar making is not as cool as we thought. The tour was good and well put together. This tour is for anyone who has an interest in the subject of guitar making.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I always like to take factory tours when I can. It's fascinating to learn what goes into a finished product. In this case, Gibson Guitars has a factory in downtown Memphis, across the street from the FedEx Forum. And the tours are free, although reservations aren't a bad idea in tourist season. It's about a 45-minute tour. You get to... More

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