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My husband is a guitar player and Gibson fan, so we had to stop at the store while on Beale Street during our Memphis city bus tour. Hubs was like a kid in a candy store with all those beeeautiful guitars. We didn't have time...More
The Gibson Beale Street Showcase in Memphis is a memorable tour of Gibson's Memphis guitar factory. The tour consists of looking at the Gibson Guitars and watching how they handcraft the world famous instruments. You can witness the process of binding, neck-fitting, painting, buffing, and...More
We took a couple of minutes here. It was a large area. It had some sofa's and chairs to sit in in the lounge. It had a couple of large art pieces and it also had a small store with guitars. I would take a...More
I had high expectations, but I walked away quite disappointed. It was obvious that our guide (a large guy with a long scraggly beard) was going through the motions of giving us a tour. But it was obvious that he didn't want to be there....More
Please keep this in mind when reading this review. I am not into guitars. I went to this attraction with a person that loves Gibson guitars. I am not into guitars, nor making them. So all the technical jargon was a total bore to me....More
We took the Gibson factory tour on Memorial Day 2015 and the Showcase was closed. We peeked through the window and could see broken chairs in the lobby and disarray. No signs to indicate renovation or anything else to indicate permanent closure.
We went for a tour at the request of my daughter. It's $10 per person for a fairly quick guided tour of the large workroom with no one working. The tour included a brief description of the plant and work stations with samples of the...More