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Gibson Factory

145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
901-544-7998
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Ranked #13 of 31 activities in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Tours
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We did this due to rain and were very happy we did. It is amazing to see how girars are built-I was amazed all are done by hand.

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After we booked our 4:00 p.m. tour, we heard the guide say that the best times to witness production were 11, 1, and 2, as tours are given every hour on the hour. We still took the 4:00 p.m. tour and saw most of the production taking place anyway. It was cool to see the whole process right in front... More

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Edinburgh
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took the final 4pm tour and were aware that there may be less staff there but it was still fascinating and those that were working gave us time. Our guide was great and although some of the more technical aspects went over my head as an amateur I loved the information and process and what I saw, heard and... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Got there a little after opening and the first tour (11am). Noon and 1pm tours were already sold out. There were 2 of us so they got us into the 2pm tour. Tour lasted about an hour and was interesting. They have 2 other factories, one in Nashville and one in Montana, this is the only one that has tours.... More

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Far unlit unknown
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Most important: do yourself a favor and book ahead. We visited at 2pm and saw the factory in action. As we waited to begin, we saw numerous people turned away because the day's tours were completely booked. The tour itself was very interesting. Although I don't play guitar, I am an avid music fan, and I like to know how... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our tour guide (I think his name is Solomon) was awesome. He was very nice and he took time to answer questions. The factory tour was great. I would say another must see along with Sun Studio. If you take the 12pm or 1pm tour you get to watch the factory at work. It was very interesting to see a... More

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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215 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a very good tour even if you don't play guitar. If you go earlier you will see the employees working on the floor. The tour lasts about an hour, but you are not allowed to take pictures. There is an attached store so you may shop as well.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First let me strongly advise you to call ahead a day or so to book a tour on the time most convenient for you ! We dropped by two days and two days the tours were fully booked for the day, than we planned our last day around the time of the tour because we were very much looking forward... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As someone who is not particularly interested in Guitars, this tour was very informative and kept my attention for the full tour. Our tour guide was well versed in the various aspects of the factory, and responded knowledgeably to questions from the group. We were allowed to view the entire guitar-making process and began to understand better the degree of... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I went on the tour. It was neat to see the process. However, it was hard to hear the tour guide, and difficult to see what was she was doing. She was very friendly and happy to answer any questions, but not very interactive. Conveniently, the tour lets out right at the Gibson store. It would be... More

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