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Gibson Factory

#4 of 28 Tours in Memphis
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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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Don't take the last tour of the day

I've been on other guitar factory tours (if you're interested, check out the PRS factory in Maryland, which is better and free). This one was pretty rushed, hard to hear, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Michael S
Dayton, Ohio

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great tour. They take you through the whole process of how gibson guitars are built and tour the actual factory where the workers aremaking them right in front of you. Only $10.00 for a tour. Cheap. If you like guitars, this is a great tour.

Thank Paul K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's the Gibson Guitar factory. The "assembly line" was mostly on holiday when we were there, so we only got to see some of the process. They told us before we bought tickets, so no foul play. But even taking that into account, it was hard to appreciate the tour. "Assemble line" does not accurately describe the way Gibson guitars... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been on other guitar factory tours (if you're interested, check out the PRS factory in Maryland, which is better and free). This one was pretty rushed, hard to hear, and the path through the factory didn't really let you see all that much. Plus, by the last tour of the day, it seemed that many, but not all, of... More 

Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the store and took the tour. Was great. Tour guide was knowledgeable and explained step by step the making of a guitar as we went through the factory. I didn't realize how many steps to making a guitar. Great tour! For ten dollars a person it is well worth it. Don't miss it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really intereting tour to see how guitars are made by such an iconic maker. We went on a Saturday, so there was no actual production taking place, but just touring the factory with our excellent host was amazing in itself. Got to see every aspect of the productions process and interact with certain items along the way.

Thank Sam O
Santa Clarita, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Gibson Factory in Memphis is were the Gibson Electric Spanish guitars are made. The tour was not that exciting, not much too see. The only thing the tour is good for people who wondered how guitars are made, but for the rest of us who really don't care it's really boring. Don't make the $10 investment unless you bring... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To get tickets call and reserve your date and time. Try to plan your tour while the factory workers are there. We parked in the parking garage across the street for $10.00 and after the tour we walked Beale St.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Memphis last year and missed out on the tour so we booked in advance this time. So glad we did. It is a very interesting tour where you actually get to see guitars being made. Fascinating for me since I sell many of the tools used in manufacturing.

Thank Danette2
Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for Saturday...donnot go then. You cannot see people working. Tour was only about making guitar. Nothing about history of Gibson. Role of the guitar in music industry or famous stars. I really missed that part.

Thank ROsemary52014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour value for money Kyle our tour guide was very knowledgeable no cameras allowed in the factory Recommend a visit

Thank Lorna_8

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