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Gibson Factory

145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
+1 901-544-7998
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
+1 901-544-7998
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Reviewed yesterday

First of all, I am not a musician. I wish I was after visiting the Gibson Guitar Factory, however. My brother plays guitar and this was on his Bucketlist of places to visit during his lifetime so being the awesome sister that I am, I...More

Thank jennlovesfood
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gift shop has a good selection of LPs, SGs, acoustic, hollow bodies that you can play. They have amps but I never saw anyone plugged into one. They may have been only for looks. They have a small wall of accessories like strings, straps,...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like guitars this is a must do thing. I went on a week day and saw how these guitars are made start to finish, why each one is different and why they cost so much money. It's a great activity to do, plus...More

Thank Alex R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Advice point 1; book to do a tour, the tours fill up quickly Advice point 2; Go on a week day if you can, that's when the factory is actually working This was a very interesting tour even as a non guitar player tagging along...More

Thank Alsowran
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son, 14 took a huge interest in this tour. He's a new bass player and electric guitar player as well. To see a guitar made from beginning to the finished product was amazing. Highly recommend

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked online in advance for our tour which was fully booked. So booking early is advisable. A great tour around the factory by one of the employees. He was obviously very knowledgable and took us through each stage of the production of one of...More

Thank lynettecavill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. About an hour and very interesting tour too see how the guitars are made, by hand, from wood to finished. Low key and informative it's great for any music lover

1  Thank Paul V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you are only interested in guitars but don't play, this is a fascinating tour. Big thumbs up.

Thank Jamm2522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour begins next to the gift shop where are lots of beautiful instruments for sale!. Then a stroll down the hall of fame, famous guitars owned or used by famous musicians. Then into the guitar factory. Visually, an outstanding experience in regards to seeing...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jim, our tour guide, was very informative and provided lots of interesting facts about the history of Gibson and the making of the guitars at the Memphis factory. There was one location along the tour that the mic didn't work, and he was very hard...More

Thank Elizabeth H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are the factory tours available 7 days a week or just Monday - Friday??
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.
What days do the Factory tours take place??
13 June 2017|
Response from Jerry M | Reviewed this property |
They are open every day