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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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Great place to spend an hour or two

Book up early as this tour sells out quickly. Hands on tour where you go around the factory and watch them make the famous Gibson guitar . Very interesting, there is also a shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Paid $10 for the tour and found the guide a bit vague. He didn't explain each stage of the process that well and seemed more interested in name dropping. You can't take pictures and I wouldn't recommend this tour unless you are a huge guitar nerd. Disappointed.

Thank Rebecca J
Woodbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a fastinatating guilded tour thru the making of the Gibson guitars.all the different finishing steps and hand craftsmanship.

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into playing the guitar you have a fantastic opportunity to play as many Gibsons as you like in their shop/showroom. However the factory tour itself is not as interesting as anticipated- although the guide uses an amplifier to counteract he noisy background it does not make for easy listening and because it is a working factory you... More 

Thank AvidDiner473
Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For $10, you get to walk through a working factory seeing all the steps to make the famous Gibson hollow and semi-hollow body guitars. The guide was super knowledgeable and answered every question. The factory is located literally next door to Beale street. Don't miss it; the tour is apps one hour and totally worth it. There's also a retail... More 

Thank ggtirevite
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Book up early as this tour sells out quickly. Hands on tour where you go around the factory and watch them make the famous Gibson guitar . Very interesting, there is also a shop if you can afford it to buy one after the tour

Thank hil9279
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any free time, I would highly recommend taking this tour, its $10 for the tour. A very informative tour for any guitar lover, you get to see the step by step process on how Gibsons beautiful guitars are made!

Thank Louise B
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a musician but really interesting tour seeing the guitars made. A little noisy in parts but fascinating seeing the very skilled workers doing their stuff.

Thank DoubleDee59
Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to see and learn how guitars are made. Good and informative guide. Factory concerned about safety of tourists and workers.

Thank Eileen E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are a guitar musician or not this is a great place to see how they hand make these beautiful instruments. We went to the 1pm tour to ensure that workers were present. We came from the 10:30 Sun Studio tour and actually could have made the Noon tour at Gibson. It's about a mile drive between them and... More 

Thank BaltimoreSkiBob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I enjoyed the factory tour. It was on Sat so the craftsmen were not working but the tour guide did a great job. Highly recommend it to anyone visiting Memphis

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