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Gibson Factory

#5 of 31 Tours in Memphis
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Address: 145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
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Memphis Gibson Guitar Factory Tour

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Neat tour

It was cool to tour the Gibson Guitar factory and see how the guitars are made. If you're a guitarist or love guitars, you will enjoy this tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 3, 2016
travelinbluesgal
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Our small group (none of us a guitar player) enjoyed a short stop in the guitar shop here and decided to take the factory tour. With no slots available that day, we reserved spots to following day and returned. Our guide seemed to be a friendly, knowledgable fellow, but he was soft spoken and hard to hear. Once inside the... More 

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Worksop, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

Very interesting tour round the Gibson factory. Seeing how they are made was awesome...makes you want to buy a guitar even if you cannot play one! Our guide was very good a d funny (sorry cannot remember his name). Would recommend this, whether your a music fan or not.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

It was cool to tour the Gibson Guitar factory and see how the guitars are made. If you're a guitarist or love guitars, you will enjoy this tour.

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Vernon, CT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

The Gibson Factory tour was pretty interesting. The tour guide was very good and engaging, and relatively knowledgeable, but there were some questions we had that she couldn't answer. This tour would probably have been much more interesting (and probably harder to hear) if we had gone on a different day, but since it was a Sunday (the only day... More 

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Bogotá, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you are a musician and you love the guitars and its history, or even if you just are a music fan, this is a really great plan. The guide man was very kind and his job was well done. On Gibson's website you can find the tour's schedule and prices. You can't take pictures inside. In front of Gibson's... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

My husband and I went on the Gibson Factory tour on September 14, 2015. The tour costs $10.00 per person, and our tour time was for 12:00 pm. There were about twenty or so of us in our tour. Our tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable of the product and manufacturing process. He was patient and let us look at... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

Not really much to see. They take you through the factory where you can see different parts assembled and painted, but there's not much to it. The most interesting part was watching the "scrapers" clean paint off the decorative trim. I expected a little more on the history, how they select the wood and why, and what makes their guitars... More 

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Normal IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Our 15 year old son plays guitar and wanted to see how they were made. He said it was the best thing we did in Memphis. You have to book your tour time and they fill up quickly so try to call a few days in advance. They also stop the actual work on the guitars around 3 so you... More 

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NY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

Based on my love of the instrument, other tripadvisor posts, and being a huge fan of behind the scenes factory tours, I expected a great experience from the Gibson tour. Sadly I was disappointed on many levels with this experience. The tour starts not with a history of the company or highlighting the pride the workers have in their craft... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

I would have loved to have been able to add photo's but understandably you are not allowed to use cameras etc. We turned up late afternoon and were disappointed to find that the tours were full as the literature only recommends reservations for groups. However we added our names to the 'standby' list and were lucky to get on a... More 

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