Gibson Guitar Factory Tour

Gibson Guitar Factory Tour
145 Lt George W. Lee Avenue Memphis, TN 38103
 
Detail The tour lasts approximately 35-45 minutes.
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
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See the legendary guitars played by the likes of Elvis, Slash, and Pete Townsend in all their glory at the Gibson Guitar Factory just off of Beale Street in Memphis! On a factory tour, you'll see Gibson's first-class luthiers fashioning these one-of-a-kind guitars through every stage of production. Operations like binding, neck-fitting, painting, buffing and tuning are all performed to the highest standards of quality. Because of the factory setting of the tour, children under the age of five are not allowed to participate.

Guides of the tour narrate stories about different musicians who have made a name for themselves in Memphis as well as anecdotes directly related to various guitars and requests from rock stars sponsored by Gibson. Learn how Les Paul got the inspiration to create the first of an innovative guitar style, and his journey to success after the first model was accepted. The expert guides are enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about Gibson as well as the history surrounding the factory. Come to the birthplace of the blues and learn about the guitars of legends.
 


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Tennie Rupard
KY
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Enjoyed, did not buy guitar but enjoyed knowing the skill and workmanship that is put into each instrument.
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Diane Blythe
MO
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We didn't know what to expect. The tour was fine. Shopping in the gift shop was very pricey. We had bought our grandson a gibson back home and was surprised to see the high prices on the guitars in the shop.
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Michael Swetman
TX
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One of the best tours and a great reason to visit beale street. We were fascinated by the construction of the guitars. The attention to detail is incredible. W particularly enjoyed seeing some of the custom work. Go gibson
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Cody A
North Texas
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I was lucky enough to take a tour with family in oct 18’. It was great to see the craftsmen/women working on es models at various stages of production and some of the original 1920s & 30s machinery from the original workshop in kalamazoo. Sadly, gibson relocated to nashville to merge with the usa & custom shop operations. It was the highlight of my trip.
Tip: Build a time machine because it’s gone for good. :[
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