Gibson Factory

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  • Address: 145 Lt. George W Lee Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9015447998
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Market, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Shop

Gibson Factory - Review

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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  • Gibson Factory Address: 145 Lt. George W Lee Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103, United States
  • Gibson Factory Contact Number: +1-9015447998
  • Gibson Factory Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Gibson Factory Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit Gibson Factory(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Gibson Factory: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 94.37% of people who visit Memphis include Gibson Factory in their plan

  • 39.68% of people start their Gibson Factory visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Gibson Factory

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Gibson Factory, Memphis Reviews

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  • This is MUST SEE if in Memphis. Gave me a total respect for the work that goes into each one. Tina was our guide and was excellent. It was $10 money well spent for 1 hour tour. Entrance is across from the Weston.

  • You have to book the tours months in advance. Our first trip out we did not know this and we were not able to go. They don't allow photos of the factory itself so all you can take pictures of is the gift shop. Very well done tour. If you want to see them working you need to go before 1:00. If you want to hear the tour I suggest 3:00 or later. It was very neat and educational even if you are not a heavily into music.

  • The one and only Gibson factory you can actually visit! So in that respect, it's a must see if you like music, or if you're familiar with the Gibson brand-name. The reason I only gave 4 stars, is because the tour guide went quite fast (he really rattled away throughout the tour). A little more time and slower talking would have been nice. Another reason why I only gave 4 stars, is because you're not allowed to take pictures inside. But like I said: a must-see!

  • It was a really nice tour! The factory was really cool to see, and we had a guide who was actually one of the luthiers himself. Piece of advice. Get tickets at least a day ahead of time, esp on the weekends. We did the later weekend tour, and the only part that could have been better if the place was running.

  • Pretty neat tour, small store, and they only make electric guitars here, just FYI. I enjoyed seeing the process of making a Gibson. I definitely have a new understanding and appreciation for them. Each one is a unique work of art. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but appeared to be nervous or something...he kept picking at his left fingers and rubbing his hands on a cloth at the beginning. He also spoke in staccato like sentences and it was very odd and kind of distracting. Super nice and knowledgeable though! No photos allowed inside and no freebies for tour attendees, unlike the Martin Guitar factory.

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