Gibson Guitar Factory Tour
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.