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Gibson Factory

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Address: 145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-544-7998
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Neat tour

It was cool to tour the Gibson Guitar factory and see how the guitars are made. If you're a guitarist or love guitars, you will enjoy this tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Bradenton, Florida
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

to a classic part of the musical industry. When you think of guitars, you think of Gibson! My visit was on a Sunday, and so the production lines were not in operation. Actually, that's not all bad. It was not noisy, or dusty, which I am sure you have to contend with on a week day visit. Our guide, Jim... More 

Thank travel56282
Lansing, Michigan
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58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our small group (none of us a guitar player) enjoyed a short stop in the guitar shop here and decided to take the factory tour. With no slots available that day, we reserved spots to following day and returned. Our guide seemed to be a friendly, knowledgable fellow, but he was soft spoken and hard to hear. Once inside the... More 

Thank elscoot57
Worksop, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting tour round the Gibson factory. Seeing how they are made was awesome...makes you want to buy a guitar even if you cannot play one! Our guide was very good a d funny (sorry cannot remember his name). Would recommend this, whether your a music fan or not.

Thank JennCapps
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cool to tour the Gibson Guitar factory and see how the guitars are made. If you're a guitarist or love guitars, you will enjoy this tour.

Thank travelinbluesgal
Vernon, CT
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61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The Gibson Factory tour was pretty interesting. The tour guide was very good and engaging, and relatively knowledgeable, but there were some questions we had that she couldn't answer. This tour would probably have been much more interesting (and probably harder to hear) if we had gone on a different day, but since it was a Sunday (the only day... More 

Thank EricaK135
Bogotá, Colombia
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you are a musician and you love the guitars and its history, or even if you just are a music fan, this is a really great plan. The guide man was very kind and his job was well done. On Gibson's website you can find the tour's schedule and prices. You can't take pictures inside. In front of Gibson's... More 

Thank OmAnCiGa
Stafford, Virginia
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My husband and I went on the Gibson Factory tour on September 14, 2015. The tour costs $10.00 per person, and our tour time was for 12:00 pm. There were about twenty or so of us in our tour. Our tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable of the product and manufacturing process. He was patient and let us look at... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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115 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Not really much to see. They take you through the factory where you can see different parts assembled and painted, but there's not much to it. The most interesting part was watching the "scrapers" clean paint off the decorative trim. I expected a little more on the history, how they select the wood and why, and what makes their guitars... More 

Normal IL
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Our 15 year old son plays guitar and wanted to see how they were made. He said it was the best thing we did in Memphis. You have to book your tour time and they fill up quickly so try to call a few days in advance. They also stop the actual work on the guitars around 3 so you... More 

Thank NormalfamilyNormalIL
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Based on my love of the instrument, other tripadvisor posts, and being a huge fan of behind the scenes factory tours, I expected a great experience from the Gibson tour. Sadly I was disappointed on many levels with this experience. The tour starts not with a history of the company or highlighting the pride the workers have in their craft... More 

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