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Gibson Factory

145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
+1 901-544-7998
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145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-4025
+1 901-544-7998
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a mustsee in Memphis. One of the oldest American guitar factories offers a guided tour directly through the Memphis plant. Watch the complicated making of guitars in all stages. Woodpeckers will enjoy it as much as normal tourists. Only drawback is the high...More

Thank azche24
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is a good introduction to building a mass-production guitar, for those who are interested in such things. Because it's a working factory, you can't touch anything and you need to stay behind yellow lines and follow the guide (who works there and obviously knows...More

1  Thank bahjr
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This was very informative. Was really neat to see how these guitars are made. Each one is like a work of art and you can see the pride taken in them by their crafters. Saw some really nice guitars. No wonder the best musicians chose...More

Thank riskyone
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great tour of the factory, and it only costs 10 dollars! You start out walking down a hall to the factory seeing some famous guitars produced there, and the you go though where they receive the wood and walk through the factory seeing various workstations,...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I am a big fan of Gibson guitars, I Own 5 modern ones and two "antique" ones. Well let me tell you that the experience certainly does not live up to the brand. We were told to arrive early, which we did (And oh boy...More

1  Thank Zebear99
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Really enjoyed the tour. The guide was great, very sarky. But clearly enjoyed his job and loved Gibson's. The only thing I would change and would very much recommend you making sure of and that is book when the factory is running. We went on...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Wish I had gone on a weekday when the factory would have been full of workers. Tour still very informative. Our tour guide was knowledgeable but was a bit overenthusiastic and took up a lot of time with her enthusiasm and off factory comments. She...More

Thank granadahillsjlb
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A great experience for players and non players. There is a lot of hand craft going into each model and great quality control. I witnessed a few elements being handed back and forth for the odd tweak and the record charts being adjusted accordingly. We...More

Thank tony666norris
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This tour was amazing , showcasing the amazing hand made workmanship exhibited by the local workers . A must see visit . We also met the factory manager who was an amazingly cool guy . Similarly the staff in the retail outlet are so informative...More

Thank Weeroon
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a must whether you're a musician or even just a music fan. Its a guided tour through the factory, explaining the build (in summary ) every step of the way. You can just feel and see the high quality craftsmanship and techniques used....More

Thank Bernie G
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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.
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.