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Gibson Factory

145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
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Memphis Gibson Guitar Factory Tour
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“hollow body” (39 reviews)
“guitar player” (36 reviews)
“tour guide” (117 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
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145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
Downtown
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"hollow body"
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"guitar player"
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"tour guide"
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"les paul"
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"manufacturing process"
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"finished product"
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"making process"
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"safety glasses"
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"no photos allowed"
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"great tour"
in 65 reviews
"semi hollow"
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"shop floor"
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"various stages"
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"step by step"
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"guitar shop"
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"whole process"
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"cool tour"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The guys at Gibson are so passionate and knowledgeable about their guitars and it was really fun to listen them and see how they are made. It is a fascinating process. Even my husband who is a confirmed Cole Clarke guitar owner found it good...More

Thank Tamzfarthing
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm actually a drummer, so initially I wasn't really into taking this tour - the things we do for our friends ... Anyway, it turned out to be pretty awesome! The whole process is very interesting. Our tour guide Kyle - and his hair were,...More

Thank F00tba11L0v3r
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are not guitar players but enjoy factory tours of all kinds. We went on a Sunday so didn’t see the actual work in progress,however the guide covered every part of the process. It was an exceptional tour, reasonably priced and a must see!

Thank starfire793
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make your reservation as soon as you think you'll be in the area. Whether you love guitars (like my hubby) or are indifferent to them (like myself), this tour left us both in awe of the artisans who make this guitar. Much of the process...More

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool seeing the guitars made from start to finish. 4 week process. 60 guitars made per day almost entirely by hand. One guy makes all of the frets! It’s amazing that such few people work here to produce these beautiful guitars. We were unfortunately...More

Thank saintmels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a working factory tour and it is really interesting to go into the work area and see how the guitars are made. We don't know anything about guitars, but still thought the tour was so interesting. I would make sure you take a...More

Thank ssgtravel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked by the factory while on vacation and just decided to take a tour. This was a surprisingly fun activity. The tour lasted about an hour and I was amazed at how much hands on labor takes place in this factory. You don't even have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Book ahead for tours of the factory as they are popular and fill up fast! Cost is $10 for 45 mins. A great alternative is to visit the ground level shop to look at and test guitars. Boys (and girls) of all ages will love...More

Thank 4_Aussies_in_Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touring the factory was fascinating but the guide spoke too fast and didn't take questions. Well worth the time ... but could have been better.

Thank Steve3654
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Don't get there before ten in the morning. They won't open the doors before that. It was cold and windy so we didn't like having to wait to get inside. They say the tour starts at 10. It does not. It starts whenever they are...More

Thank pjw330
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James F
10 December 2017|
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Response from Lovetogarden52 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure contact them directly for a sure answer and maybe a quote
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Mel931
13 June 2017|
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Response from madtana97 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but you want to try and go when they are making the guitars, you get to walk around the factory floor and see all the work stations.
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Mel931
13 June 2017|
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Response from starfire793 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on Sunday. They still had the tour but no work in progress. Still very good tour
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