Went on the Gibson Guitar Factory tour and had the opportunity to see how a Gibson is made. It is a walking tour through the factory, through the sawdust and cement floors in the warehouse, so be sure to wear your walking shoes. For the elderly, wheelchairs are available, you just need to ask (we had such a case on our tour and the guide offered a wheelchair to the elderly guest). Protective glasses are required and provided at the beginning of the tour.
The warehouse is humid (temperature controlled for the wood used to make the guitars) and very dusty. Samples of the various guitar parts as they are processed are available for guests to touch and feel. Tour was very informative and it takes you through each step of creating, assembling, and finishing a Gibson semi-hollow and hollow body guitars. It's amazing to see how much attention to detail is paid to each and every step as each guitar assembled and processed by hand.
The retail store is a showcase of Gibson guitars and amazing to see such a selection all in one place! If you have an interest in guitars, take the tour and see what it takes to make a quality instrument and you'll see why the starting price on a Gibson is $3000!
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