Gibson Factory570 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
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 Travel Tips
- The retail shop has a good collection of stringed instruments of all genres almost. You can collect one for yourself after enjoying the tour.
Entrance Ticket Details For Gibson Factory
- Children below 5 years are not allowed in the factory.
Gibson Factory 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
- Bus number 5 and 46 till Linden @ Third
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30.84% of people who visit Memphis include Gibson Factory in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
60.47% of people start their Gibson Factory visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Gibson Factory
63.16% of people prefer walking in order to reach Gibson Factory
Gibson Factory Reviews & Ratings
The 10 am tour, when the factory is at its busiest, was the most interesting tour I think I've ever been on. It was SO cool to see everyone working away at these beautiful guitars - you see the entire process from flat piece of wood to finished guitar. I loved it and I recommend it - but go at 10 am, when everyone is working, and not at 11 when they're on lunch or 2pm when people have left the factory for the day. And ask questions!
The tour through the factory was great. I am not a guitar player but enjoyed the craftmanship. The tour guide is a little to be desired, showing no emotion, more like a drill sergeant, our group was making comments along the tour about his robotic tones. The number one guitar maker could do much better...
Loved this so much. If I ever get the chance, I want to do the Nashville tour too. Such a great look at how a great guitar is made. This is where they make the es 335's, hollow body. We have a white one that's a classic, but we prefer to play the solid body Les Paul. We just need one more. How many guitars is enough for a guitar player? Just one more!
Really recommend doing the tour if you can, as someone who doesn't play guitars (husband does) I still found it fascinating and enjoyable. My husband loved being able to pick up and play any guitar in the store after the tour and the man working in there was incredibly helpful and friendly and gave us some great recommendations for our time in Memphis.
The craftsmanship that goes into each guitar is amazing. You will gain an understanding of what goes into the cost of any instrument. I enjoyed the tour immensely.