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Gibson Factory

145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
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  • Average11%
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“guitar player” (36 reviews)
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145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
Downtown
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"hollow body"
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"les paul"
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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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"guitar shop"
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"whole process"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my 2nd time to tour the factory. I am a long term player of Gibson guitars and learned so much from this visit. Our tour guide Tina was extremely knowledgeable and shared so much interesting information. I particularly liked the Sunday tour because...More

Thank joeswift2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mu husband who is a musician could not leave Memphis without going here. We did the tour which showed us how the guitars were made. Kyle was a great knowledgeable tour guide. It takes 3-5 weeks for one guitar to be made. They only make...More

Thank lindafromNJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband played in a band in college many years ago and has owned a Gibson for many years. Our guide did talk fast, but he had a lot of information to provide in a specified length of time. We thought he seemed very knowledgeable....More

Thank MarthaIllinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could have had an excellent experience here had the tour guide not sounded like a robot on crack. It’s really the only way I can explain it and anyone who went on the tour with me knows exactly what I mean. The tour itself...More

Thank bevinfocus
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 12 visited the Gibson Guitar Factory in Memphis on a Monday for the 4pm tour. The tour was very informative and it was very cool to see how the instruments are built. However, most of the employees work from 6am to 2:30pm,...More

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been waiting for this one and it was worth it! To see how American handcrafted instruments are made, the precision and care and how each are different was amazing. Kyle our guide was knowledgeable and my sons had the best time playing the...More

Thank woog915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide worked there and was very informed you could tell he had pride in his job and liked what he was doing. Explained each step of the process and showed examples of each step in the process of making a guitar and the importance...More

Thank Sherry C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guide was rushing us through the factory, didnt (couldnt) look at us while he was talking because his long hair was in his face all the time, and he was just raddling up a speech he knew by hard constantly, when someone would ask...More

Thank RAdriaans
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rodney, our fun tour guide and long time factory craftsman, explained the meticulous process each station craftsman goes through to create and assemble a single guitar from start to finish. We walked to the factory in about 2 minutes from our hotel near Beale Street....More

Thank 8WonderWoman8
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a guitarist I'd say this is a must. If you're not, it's still pretty fascinating. Unfortunately we went on a Saturday and nobody was working so if you can go during the week when employees will actually be there it'll be amazing. Luckily...More

Thank DanMoose
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James F
11 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
14 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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