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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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Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

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If you want to know about Gibson guitars - go!

This was a must see on Trip Advisor, but we are not guitar players and it would be very exciting for people interested in guitars. The tour seemed to have expectations of some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
CamDea
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Sydney, Australia
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Chicago, IL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We truly happened upon this out-of-the-way Gibson guitar factory on our way to the rock and soul museum. We walked in on a Thursday morning right when the Gibson guitar factory store opened and all tours for the day were sold out except for the 3 PM and 4 PM tour . We chose to change our plans for the... More 

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Louisville, KY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We took the tour of the Gibson factor and it is only a factory tour. No intro video or nothing special. No keepsakes, etc. Why did I give a poor rating? The tour guide - a girl with red hair that I recall, treated us like she skipped her lunch break and was doing us a favor by giving us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was a must see on Trip Advisor, but we are not guitar players and it would be very exciting for people interested in guitars. The tour seemed to have expectations of some knowledge of guitars, we did not find out the difference in sounds, effects and artists choices. The tour was interesting and focuses on how guitars are made,... More 

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very neat loved the tour. Real artisans. Can't really say what I saw because of confidentially in viewing the factory but it was nice to see how guitars are made.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our tour guide was very pleasant and informative. Note because it is a working factory sometimes it is hard to hear all that is being said. Still it was great to see all that goes into making a guitar. You do need reservations. Since the factory is right by Beale street there are plenty of places to eat.

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Kyle, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The tour through the Gibson Factory takes about 50 minutes. The tour guide explains the slow, methodical process used to make each guitar to the highest standard of quality. It's mind boggling how much work and testing goes into making a Gibson guitar before it's completed.

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edwards, Ny
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We bought our tickets as a package, and were told no reservations were needed, so when we arrive there on the last day, we were told no way. The fellow at the desk told us to go to turtle island info center for a refund. Well they don't even sell the tickets there! we talked to one lady who got... More 

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Konigswinter, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

$10 is your entry ticket to the Gibson factory in Memphis. It is one block of the central part of Beale Street, so very conveniently located. There is no special parking so find parking in one of the many garages in downtown Memphis. It is one of three Gibson factories across the U.S. and the youngest of the three, but... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My son plays guitars, and I'm a bit of an enginerd. So we were both delighted to walk through the shop floor watching the artisans craft Gibson guitars by hand and with their woodworking equipment. The tour guide was very knowledgable and answered everyone's questions. The factory is only one block off Beale Street, so it's a must-see, must-do.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I along with my brother and his wife were visiting Memphis for the first time. We wanted to see some sights besides Graceland. We decided on taking the Gibson Factory Tour because my brother was into Guitars. The tour was worth our time and the tour was not that expensive. It is only $10 to see how... More 

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