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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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+1 901-544-7998
10:00 - 18:00
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Memphis Gibson Guitar Factory Tour

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A nescessary factory visit !

Fun to see how it is done to make one of many og the finest guitars. Great guide. Nice showcase shop where yoy could try all of the guitars.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knut N
Vagamo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gibson Factory Tour is a low-key and interesting working factory tour. You are guided through the factory and get to see every aspect of manufacturing process. Our guide was totally knowledgeable and was clearly and employee of Gibson rather than an outsourced tour guide. This really was a nice tour - not some scam to get more money from "fans"... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our whole family are avid music fans of all genres. My son is a guitar fanatic. This tour really opened my eyes to the detail that goes into a Gibson guitar. This is truly a must see. It is only 1 hour but you get to see every step of the process. No cameras. Get there early. After 2-3 work... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tour! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the craftsmanship and quality that goes into these pieces of art. A plus is playing them at the end in the store.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very interesting tour of one of the Gibson production factories. Seeing the step by step process of guitar making, from selecting the wood to testing the guitar before it ships, was awesome. Go before 2pm, as many of the factory employees are gone for the day by the 2pm tour.

Thank Christy W
Vagamo, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to see how it is done to make one of many og the finest guitars. Great guide. Nice showcase shop where yoy could try all of the guitars.

Thank Knut N
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited while in Memphis. A really informative tour given by a member of staff who usually works on the shop floor, so we were given a real insight into the operation. They produce fantastic Guitars here.

Thank David V
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If you have any interest in guitars or instruments, you really need to do this tour. Our guide was terrific, and made it very informative. And it's the only Gibson factory that has public tours. Must see in Memphis.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will learn everything you ever wanted to know about to make a guitar. Our tour guy was great, he usually makes the guitars but he hurt is hand so now he dose tours.. We walked all thru the work floor, where people were working. You get to touch sample piece and see rhe worker,working. The only down side is... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is an absolute guitar fanatic, and we were very happy to make the tour of the Gibson facility a stop on our honeymoon. Obviously he had an absolute ball, but I was also massively surprised as a non-musical person just how much I enjoyed this tour. It was incredibly informative and our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible tour for anyone interested in watching how a guitar is born. We were lucky and booked our tour during their full production time so we were able to see everything! The tour lasted about 1.5 hours and ours was lead by a very knowledgeable Gibson Factory employee who actually works on the shop floor; he took the time... More 

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