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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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Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

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At first, we were disappointed to learn that the factory was not operating the week we were there, but, as we went through, wewere actually glad; with all those machines running... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

At first, we were disappointed to learn that the factory was not operating the week we were there, but, as we went through, wewere actually glad; with all those machines running, it might have been difficult to hear the tour guide. It was interesting to see all the steps a guitar goes through in its manufacture, a lot of them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

On previous trips to Memphis the tours were sold-out. This time we lucked out (possibly because it was a weekday) and our group of 10 joined the 1 PM tour on May 14. Our guide was a lot of fun sharing information that I'm sure is scripted, but delivered in a personal way so that it was interesting and new.... More 

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Careful musicians, while you wait for the tour, you may accidentally purchase a $6,000.00 Les Paul. It was wonderful. I don't want to spoil the fun, but watching the inner workings of how the best guitars in the world are made is worth the time for any musician.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I'm a guitar player, so I was really looking forward to touring the factory. I was not disappointed! The tour itself lasts about 40 mins and you get to walk through the factory where they show you every aspect of how a guitar is made. This factory specializes in the hollow body electric guitars. If you like seeing how stuff... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

It was an experience to see how they are made. The time and craftsmanship that goes into making a guitar is amazing. I went because of a family member and enjoyed it!

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Mendon, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Liked seeing the workers in action, but the noise from the equipment made it difficult at times hearing our guide even though he used a microphone at several spots. Audio headsets may have improved that. Definitely call in advance to reserve a spot.

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Monroe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very interesting place to see guitars in the making. It's worth the admission price. Make sure you get a tour when the factory is in production during the weekdays. It would not be the same if they were not working on the guitars during the tour.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

While my family got an ice cream on Beale Street, I took a walk around the corner to catch the 4:00 Gibson Factory tour. I got there about ten minutes early and was told that the tour was sold out, and that I could make a reservation for the next day...when I was leaving Memphis. I was there on a... More 

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Montgomery, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I feel that this is a must do if you are a guitar player. The tour guide was avg and the tour is as straightforward as it gets but it was amazing to see the work and detail that goes into every guitar they produce.

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This tour sells out fast. Therefore make sure you make a reservation the day before. The tour was a great visual of seeing how the guitars are made. They also let you feel the parts of guitars as you go through the steps. The negatives are that it was difficult hearing the tour guide and that they didn't have a... More 

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