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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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Fun, Especially if you Like Guitars

I play guitar, and have seen videos of guitar assembly, but have never been on a tour. The guide was knowledgeable, and the $10 fee was reasonable. We were shown some, but not all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Second time visiting . Wonderful yet again .georgous guitars and you can try them out wow . Someone playing when we went round . Unfortunately could not see them being made as fully booked but still worth the experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I play guitar, and have seen videos of guitar assembly, but have never been on a tour. The guide was knowledgeable, and the $10 fee was reasonable. We were shown some, but not all stages of guitar making, on the factory floor, with examples of some of the steps. It showed the layers of the top, sides after shaping, internal... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The tour prices are too high. If you walk around the building, you can see into the factory floor and catch a glimpse of the craftsmen at work. I would recommend going to a small guitar factory called St. Blues. It is over by Sun Studio. Talk to the owner about going on a tour. It will be free and... More 

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yardley pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a quick, easy fun tour. You are guided onto the factory floor and get an education from your guide on how guitars are constructed and what make a $5,000 guitar. Tours are on the hour. Seems could be less than $10, but it was fun. Strongly suggest not going late in the day as many of the craftsmen... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The tour was not one of my favorites. I understand not taking pictures and that. I understand that they need to protect trade secrets. My problem is that I felt that many steps were left out. We skipped many parts of the manufacturing process. Also, questions were not really welcomed. You were asked to save them for the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

First piece of advice make reservations if you want a specific time and day. Go during the week when the workers are working it was much more interesting. It was definitely worth the money and the tour was very informative.

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Guide was a pro. The tour shows all production process. Very informative and detailed. Tours fill up very quick.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You can't get a true sense of the craftsmanship in this product unless you see the people who make them at work. We took a 2PM tour, and the factory was buzzing from the routing stations to finishing and buffing. Amazing to see the amount of individual labor captured in each guitar and the uniformity of product, so if you're... More 

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Westminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The tour was interesting and included a walk through the factory watching the workers hand make beautiful guitars. The process was very interesting, not computerized. Everything is done by hand or by using hand tools.

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Moore, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I went here with my husband who is a huge Gibson fan. The tour was very interesting and the gift shop is great. We left with another guitar! More fun than I expected and a must visit for every serious guitarist!

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Additional Information about Gibson Factory

Address: Address: 145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-544-7998
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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