Reviews of Gibson Guitar Factory Tour

4.6   |    29 reviews
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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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Greg Mein
Cedar Rapids, IA
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My second time doing the tour, truly enjoy seeing the craftsmanship that goes into building these guitars, very hands on and old school. A must see for guitarists.
Tip: Don't expect any factory discounts in the store!
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Ricky Everhart
Follansbee, WV
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"Tour was good."
Tour was good. Guide new the building process and employees very well. Bummer that we could not take any pictures inside due to trade secret issues. Also could only see one type of guitar being made. All in all we learned a good bit about the guitar making business.
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Luneza Ignacio
Carson, CA
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"Enjoyed the tour"
Enjoyed the tour
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Bonnie Friedman
Boston, MA
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"Nice tour."
Nice tour. Guide was pretty good, but not exciting. Tour would have been better if not a weekend.
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Linda Waechter
Napa, CA
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Kyle was our guide who gave us tons of info while touring and answered all our questions with great knowledge. So proud of a company that hand makes a beautiful guitar in america!
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Margaret Perry
Lawton, OK
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"The tour was excellent."
The tour was excellent. Seeing how the guitars were being made was awesome.
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Beth Hardwick
Stallings, NC
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"Very informative tour."
Very informative tour. Would highly recommend for anyone - even those who don't play the guitar. It will definitely help you appreciate the beauty of the instrument.
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Connie Miller
Geneva, IL
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"Very interesting tour."
Very interesting tour. Really enjoyed it.
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Mike & Janet Brady
Topeka, KS
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Not your typical tourist attraction! Very interesting to see the whole process of construction.
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Tim Blackwell
Bartlesville, OK
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Being a musician this was right up my alley. I really enjoyed the tour. At the end of the tour i bought a new guitar.. Ha ha
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Lisa Reynolds
Waterloo, NY
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Gibson guitar factory tour was also a great tour. It does book up fast, so call ahead for tickets.
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Bobbie Gage
Kennesaw, GA
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Only bad thing is they don't allow you to take any pictures during the tour.
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JOY CONNER
Bella Vista, AR
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Would be a much more interesting tour on a week day when the factory is operating. Tour guide was very informative.
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Amy Madary
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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Great tour, but the guide could have used a pick me up or something.
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VILLA FABIANA
Reggio Emilia, RE
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"Very interesting tour."
Very interesting tour. Well received, and accurate guide available.
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Lisa Hardcastle
Rochelle, IL
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It would have been excellent had the factory actually been in production at the time of our tour. It was very informative.
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Will Crosby
Kathleen, GA
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We were a little upset that we could not take pictures but overall the tour was good.
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Bill Anderson
Indianapolis, IN
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Would have liked to hear some live guitar music on the tour or in the gift shop.
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Joseph Godfrey
Newport, MN
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Very well done and interesting
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Paul & Maranda Pelston
Austin, IN
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Our tour was very informational and we enjoyed it.
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Michael Swetman
San Antonio, 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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Edward Fair
Reno, NV
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Must see for any one who enjoys music.
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Roy Dowty
Cordova, TN
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We missed the workers who are at lunch during the 11.00 am tour but it was great
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Diane Blythe
Saint Charles, 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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Tennie Rupard
Winchester, 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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Teresa Hawkins
Newman, IL
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"Very nice tour."
Very nice tour. The musician in our family really enjoyed this tour.
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Teresa Hawkins
Newman, IL
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"Nice tour of the factory."
Nice tour of the factory. Our musician in the family really enjoyed it.
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Kathy
Mississippi
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The tour through the facility is great. However, during the tour you cannot hear what the guide is saying. The guide was also good, but you miss everything he is saying unless you are standing right beside him. It would be great if the tour provided audio so all the information can be heard.