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Gibson Factory

Address: 145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 901-544-7998
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Ranked #14 of 42 Activities in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Attraction details
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Germantown, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was surprised at how much work goes into creating a guitar. Very informative tour that walks you through the factory and allows you to watch the experts create a guitar.

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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Husband found the Gibson Factory very interesting and appreciated the craftsmanship of the guitar. The tour guide sounded like a recording and did not know where they got there rosewood. If you are in to guitars you should probably go, but if not take a book and stay in the lobby while the rest of the group goes. They will... More 

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Forest City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you enjoy craftsmen and women working with wood and metal to craft a well-built instrument, then the tour is very good! You need a desire to see works in progress, and it helps if you play music and enjoy woodworking. The tour guide was entertaining and humorous. And the guitars in the store are great examples of what Gibson... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A really great and interesting guided tour if you are interested in how the amazing gibson guitar is build! It is not allowed to take pictures or to video inside the factory because of the workers privacy. It is not a museum tour, people are actually working inside the factory. You will be shown around and get an insight on... More 

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Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I loved this tour. I play in a band and was hugely interested to see the making of these iconic pieces. I was amazed that so much is done by hand and comparatively little is CNC (machine made). The tour guide lady was perfect, giving personal answers to everyone along the way. And I was expecting it to be a... More 

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Hearne, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went in the Gibson Guitar factory for a tour. Saw them making guitars from scratch. Very interesting and worth the trip.

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Calera, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really enjoyed the factory tour. Who knew that much went into making a guitar, and so much of it was by hand, not by machine?? Loved learning how they were made.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Though I do not play or own a guitar, I am a guitar appreciator. I enjoyed the factory tour very much. It was interesting to see how many people work on each guitar. One thing I learned is how moisture is piped into the factory to control the humidity. I liked watching the guitars being spray painted and, of course,... More 

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Adelaide
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Our group of 4 went on the 3pm tour on a Monday. There were plenty of people working in the factory getting on with the job of building Gibson guitars. The tour could have been really interesting and informative, if only our tour guide had even an jot of enthusiasm to share. He was going through the paces and did... More 

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Interesting tour of the Gibson factory from start to finish. I went on a weekend and no one was working, but during the week you can see the workers put together the world famous guitars. Lots of interesting facts about the craftsmanship involved in creating these sought after instruments. Note: NO PICTURES or videos are allowed in the factory area.... More 

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