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i know they give tours in memphis but they don't indicate it with nashville. they don't with the acoustic factory either but i've heard some people have gotten tours there. i was just wondering because my family and i might be going to nashville today and i wanted to know if there was any way i could get a tour. information on how to get the tour etc. are GREATLY appreciated!




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- Didn't see this until today, sorry if it's late....


From the Gibson.com FAQ page:



"Our Nashville and Memphis locations do offer an opportunity for visitors to experience the craftsmanship and tradition that goes into each Gibson instrument. For insurance regulations, our other manufacturing facilities are prohibited from offering factory tours."


Gibson Nashville

161 Opry Mills Drive

Nashville TN 37214

615-514-2200 ext 2231


Gibson Memphis

145 Lt. George W. Lee Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee 38103

901.544.7998. ext. 4075



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thanks guys. we didn't end up going to nashville because of the chance of flooding so we went to Indy and this little southern indiana town called french lick (:-s ). since it was my sister's b-day we went on a trail ride (horses) and stayed at this nice hotel in french L for a night then we stayed in indy for a day. both were pretty fun.


i was happy because i got to go to sam ash and the Indy guitar center and man do they have a nice acoustic room there. i got to play a dove for the first time and (i've now played every current gibson acoustic) i have to say that it is the best sounding and feeling acoustic guitar i've ever played and probably ever will. i was a little bummed that they had sold the vintage fender jaguar a week ago (i love jaguars and would have loved to have been able to even touch a vintage one).


i do have to say that the icing on the cake was probably getting conseco fieldhouse tickets for the foo fighters. we're in the lower bowl even! we almost never go on a vacation (last one that we went out of a 4 hour radius of where we live was when i was three) and we don't even do day trips much so this was really cool (even though we only live 2 hours from indy). i've never been to a concert that i was REALLY excited about (only been to one and it was dierks bentley who's pretty cool though). the foos are one of my favorite bands and it's kinda surreal to be going to see them. i really hope i'll be able to go to nashville (or memphis or acoustic factory) sometime.


i'll shut up now because you guys probably don't want to hear any more of my rambling :)

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There is no tour of the actual Gibson plant here in Nashville though, I have driven by Massman Drive and know where the headquarters are and all of that stuff but the only tour you get in Nashville is the Opry Mills mandolin/dobro manufacturing right? has something changed?

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Dunno... the Gibson Showcase in Opry Mills workshop is pretty visable without a tour... but there may be one. I have always heard of folks "touring the Gibson Plant", even before Opry Mills. I guess I assumed it would be the Massman Drive location.

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  • 11 years later...

For safety reasons, the tours were all given at the Memphis facility. They sold it & moved out about last April & are still getting tooled up to produce ES Models in various Nashville plants. It may take a while to get set up for tours if they still plan on giving them. I'm sure getting guitars back in production is their top priority. 

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