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Gibson Factory

145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
+1 901-544-7998
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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” (38 reviews)
“guitar player” (35 reviews)
“tour guide” (117 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
Downtown
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+1 901-544-7998
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"hollow body"
in 38 reviews
"guitar player"
in 35 reviews
"tour guide"
in 117 reviews
"les paul"
in 23 reviews
"manufacturing process"
in 22 reviews
"finished product"
in 21 reviews
"making process"
in 18 reviews
"no photos allowed"
in 12 reviews
"various stages"
in 13 reviews
"semi hollow"
in 8 reviews
"shop floor"
in 8 reviews
"great tour"
in 63 reviews
"step by step"
in 13 reviews
"guitar shop"
in 8 reviews
"whole process"
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"tour times"
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"cool tour"
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This was a guided tour through the factory and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. It was interesting that the humidity has to be kept at a very high percentage to keep the guitar making woods from warping during the creative process.

Thank Mickie T
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We did the tour on a weekend so we didn't get to see the factory in work, but it's easy to see that the people who work for Gibson love their jobs. The attention to detail. The longevity of their employment there. Extremely impressive that...More

Thank Turkasaur
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Guitar lovers and wood workers, this tour is for you!! My husband is both and he loved it! My son just wanted to walk out with a guitar!! I am neither and I thought it was interesting. The tour guide was very informative and answered...More

Thank tsm24
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow. Great to see that all the guitars here are actually made by hand. What a process. I can see why they cost so much. I only wish I could afford one. If you are into guitars please do yourself a favour and...More

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a fun tour even if you are not real big into guitars. The picture shown is not where the Gibson Factory is located. We almost missed the last tour of the day because we were trying to get into an empty building. Luckily...More

Thank denisegdavid
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We went to a week day tour. We were looking forward to it since we had an awesome and free tour of Martin in PA. The guide here was bored and talked very quickly. That combined with the factory noise.. well you just couldn't hear...More

2  Thank Begonia3
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

The Gibson Factory tour is excellent. Their guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. As you stop at the various work stations they have pieces of the guitar you can handle. We were impressed by how labor intensive it is to build a guitar. The average...More

Thank Cooperu
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

My son has a Gibson Les Paul and we were on a road trip following the Mississippi so this factory was a must. Really good tour lots to see and it follows the process from blocks of wood to guitars. We went on the 10:00...More

1  Thank ramsdenschippy
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The step by step process of making the guitars was really interesting. Our guide was rather dry and boring (I think he had been doing these tours way too long). I didn't realize it before-hand, but while tours are given on the week-ends (we went...More

1  Thank babs W
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

...I really enjoyed this place. The tour was VERY interesting. But it was the holidays and they were somewhat short-staffed so we didn't have one of the usual tour guides and he didn't have a microphone so it was really hard to hear. But...it was...More

Thank Robert W
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James F
10 December 2017|
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Response from Driver39 | Reviewed this property |
The Memphis Factory is all new products. But I am sure if you contact the company directly they would love to assist you and will have the talent and knowledge to refurbish your guitar.
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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 Bud56 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I was there during the week. Check their website.
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