Gibson Factory, Memphis
About Gibson Factory, Memphis
Gibson Factory, Memphis - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 145 Lt. George W Lee Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103, United States
Ticket Price: 10 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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This is a musical instrument shop as well as a guitar factory that is known in the whole country. The family of Gibson’s started a small workshop where they started making mandolins. The African – American musical wave hit the city so much that these instruments became very popular throughout US. At present they are the most important manufacturers of electric guitars.
The most popular are the air guitars and the guitars of the Chet Atkins and the Les Paul and the B.B. King’s Lucille. The factory and retail shop is now opened for public tours. It is a must destination for music lovers and guitarists. Here you will also be able to witness the minute detailing in the process of guitar making.
Gibson Factory Information
- The retail shop has a good collection of stringed instruments of all genres almost. You can collect one for yourself after enjoying the tour.
Gibson Factory Ticket Prices
- Children below 5 years are not allowed in the factory.
Gibson Factory Opening and Closing Hours
- Tours are started every hour from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Mondays to Saturdays.
- The factory tours starts from 12:00 NOON on Sundays.
How To reach Gibson Factory by Public Transport
- Bus number 5 and 46 till Linden @ Third
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- Alfred’s on Beale
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Gibson Factory, Memphis Reviews - Write a Review
Offering customers the opportunity to see and play practically every current Gibson model available. Also, if you're from out of state and purchase a guitar, they give you the option of shipping your purchase to you. Which saves you quite a bit on local sales tax. I visit this "candy shop" every chance I get, probably a dozen times over the past 10-15 years, including several times during the extremely crowded Beale St. Music Festival. I've always been greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff that were happy to answer questions or look up a price. A visit to the Gibson Store is like heaven for most guitarist and it's a great place to cool down after walking (or staggering) around Beale St. Besides, where else can you just walk up and grab a $25,000 guitar, plug into a 5150 stack and jam a few chords without getting your ass yelled at, or thrown out?
Fun and informative. Guide has been doing it for a long time. Maybe too long. He talks faster than I can listen.
Such a cool place, a must see if you come to Memphis. Beautiful guitars available in the factory store. The giant tribute guitars are a who's who of singers and song writers.
We loved this tour and our tour guide Rodney. There are very few pure types of craftsmanship left in this country. Gibson is high art. Highly recommend.
Had a great time watching the hubby drool over all the guitars in the shop. The tour guide was funny and well informed. It felt like a real treat since he actually worked in the factory.
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