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Gibson Factory

#4 of 30 Tours in Memphis
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 145 Lt Geo W Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
Phone Number: 901-544-7998
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This is the place for guitar fans!

We viewed the giant sized guitars in the lobby and gift shop before the tour. Never knew they cost that much! But they sure looked good. At a couple of the work stations, we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Memphis, Tennessee

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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was very excited to take the Gibson Factory Tour but ended up disappointed. The tour groups are too large which results in you not being able to hear what the tour guide is talking about. The tour guide used a microphone but since it is a working factory it is loud and thus you still couldn't hear what she was... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a recent road trip through Tennessee I was looking forward to a tour of the Gibson Guitar Factory in Memphis Tennessee. Gibson guitars are synonymous with quality, I wish their tours were the same, unfortunately I think they could be better. Plenty of parking in a gated lot can be found behind the factory one street over for $5.00.... More 

Thank RickyLeeca
Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour allows you see the works in progress and every step in making their hollow body electric guitars. Recommend mostly for people who are into guitars or woodworking. When we signed up the day before, we heard Victoria start her tour, and she was full of energy and enthusiasm. Our tour guide the next day was hard to hear... More 

Thank LFK1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Entering the building we where greeted by Victoria, the best tourguide ever! Make sure you get a tour with this girl! She rocks, just like the guitars that are hand made by very skilled people. Every guitar that leaves this place is unique to say the least. The shop displays some of the more exotic guitars made by gibson. Definatly... More 

Thank Kris B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this factory while in Memphis. What a wonderful education about the art and science of manufacturing high quality guitars. Kyle, our fantastic guide, gave us a first class tutorial in how these handmade unique instruments are made. Now we understand why our blue grass musician son-in-law loves his Gibsons. We also understand why these unique instruments sell for... More 

Thank Stephen F
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We viewed the giant sized guitars in the lobby and gift shop before the tour. Never knew they cost that much! But they sure looked good. At a couple of the work stations, we couldn't really understand what the tour guide was saying. The sound was at an okay level, but the voice was all muffled, so we missed out... More 

Thank willowtower
Ridgewood, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Gibson Factory. We were told they were not making any guitars that day because of some problem. We opted not to take the tour. I would suggest that if you go check ahead of time to see if you will be able to see the guitar making process.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You start off in the retail store, where you can ogle the multi-thousand dollar gorgeous guitars, wondering why they cost so much. Then you tour the factory where they make the semi hollow body guitars, and you find out. Everything is hand made in the USA, they produce 60 guitars a that, and it takes over two month from start... More 

Thank despidey
Kingston, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother-in-law in St. Louis told me this is a really good tour and I now agree. Neither of us play guitar, but I've dabbled with it. Both of us appreciate the amount of time and skill it takes to make a Gibson. Good tour guides and worth your time. Make reservations; we did, and watched as many walk-ups had... More 

Thank Patti S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This guitar factory makes the hollow body and semi-hollow body guitars. The 335 and 175's are made here as well as the hybrid Les Paul semi hollow body. ( the one you see with the violin style f holes. Get your tickets early. The tours start at 11 but so does the workers lunch. They leave at 4 so plan... More 

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