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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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New appreciation for guitars!

If you have any interest in instruments and production, this is definitely worth your time! I had no background knowledge on Gibson guitars but was able to walk out with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you have any interest in instruments and production, this is definitely worth your time! I had no background knowledge on Gibson guitars but was able to walk out with a newfound appreciation for the dedication and work they put into their products. Staff were friendly. Really cool to see people at work up close!

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We toured on a Sunday so no workers, but still fun. We learned all about the history of Gibson and making a guitar. You are on the actual factory floor where they are made, you have to wear a face mask due to all of the dust. MAKE RESERVATIONS! They fill up fast, get there a little early and check... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a neat place! A group of four of us took the 1:00 tour with Matthew. He was friendly, spoke well, and answered all our questions with patience and an upbeat attitude. As others have said, yes, it's a bit noisy- it's a working factory! If you don't hear what the guide is saying, just ask him to repeat it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It was really cool to see how the Gibson's are made, but we could hardly hear the tour guide because he didn't use a mic and the equipment in the factory drowned him out. Book early, because they fill up fast, but we were still able to get in the same day. We just had to wait a few hours.

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This was a very intimate tour for me as I had purchased one of the guitars built in this factory the day before while visiting nashville. The superb craftsman ship seen here was very interesting right from a piece of wood to the finished product and final inspection. Excellent tour and most excellent guitars, especially the cherry red es335.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We happened to stop in on a whim and was barely able to get on the tour list before closing. Best bet call ahead and make a reservation. We also were there on a Saturday and no production was going on at the time. So if you can go during regular work hours so you can see the actual work... More 

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Westland, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This tour was only about a half hour long, but it was very informative and interesting to see how the guitars are built.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Tours around the factory floor are available every hour for just $10. Even as a Gibson novice, I found it really enjoyable & it was very interesting to learn more about the processes involved in making a Gibson guitar. Be prepared for loud noise & a dusty environment & try to time your visit for a weekday if you actually... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is the real deal, very up close, hands on, extremely knowledgeable!!! I absolutely had no idea what all went into making and guitar, I have a whole new respect for their price tag now!! You don't want to miss this!!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were in Memphis as part of our road trip. As owners of quite a bit of Gibson gear we were very enthusiastic about this tour. The vist of the factory and the basic content of the tour was fine, but our guide, a young girl whose name I will leave out, seemed to be more interested in anything else... More 

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