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This summer my dad's going to take me to the Nashville factory tour. Anyway I've been have trouble finding information on it.

 

If anyone has gone on it is there like a place where they have different les pauls that you're allowed to played (or buy)?

 

Thanks.

 

(This might be the wrong place for it but unsure as it pertains to les pauls)

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Unless your dad knows somebody, you won't be taking any tour. They don't offer tours of the Gibson plant in Nashville but they do in Memphis. Gibson Showcase is where you can buy guitars but really, don't bother. You're better of buying elsewhere.

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In Memphis, it's attached to the factory. In Nashville, it's in a mall. I was really disappointed with both. More Epiphones & Dusk Tigers than anything. You'll find a better selection of Gibsons at any Guitar Center. If you plan on buying one, I think you should check out the forum dealers at the Les Paul Forum and My Les Paul forum. You'll get a way better price.

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The last time I was at Opry Mills in Nashville (Showcase) they were having a huge sale and had the theater opened up and the stage was full of amps, and there were a ton of Blue Gibson SG's marked down.

 

I like the mandolins there too. Nashville is a cool town, the Country Music Hall Of Fame has tons of Gibsons that were owned by "Stars"..... And don't miss Gruhns on Broadway.

 

Have a good trip and enjoy.

 

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Apparently, you guys didn't see the big red X through the price tag. lol. They sell you the same price as GC and MF. It's as good a deal as any.

There are WAY more Gibsons than Epihpones last time I went. You can't take a tour in the Gibson Factory because of the sawdust I think.

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It has been about a year now that they do not stock the Showcase well.

 

I used to be able to spend time there while my wife shopped at the mall, nowadays I am done in about 10 minutes.

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I went to nashville last summer for the first time. I plan to go to college there. Showcase was cool. but thats about it. Gruhn was cool though!

 

cant wait to get back! great city! great people!

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Here's an ad that was in a local paper here:

 

 

Gibson Guitar Factory

145 Lt. George Lee Avenue, Memphis, TN

901 543 0800 xt 105

Location on Google Maps Latitude: 35.138749 Longitude: -90.053168

 

 

Description

Take the Gibson guided tour with a knowledgeable "honest to goodness" musician. Learn how our talented craftspeople combine their skills with the latest in guitar technology to hand shape a silent block of wood, and, as if by magic, turn it into a beautiful musical instrument with a voice all its own.

 

See and hear how, for over 100 years, Gibson has helped make the world of music what it is today and sets the tempo for where it's going tomorrow.

 

Hours

Sunday- Wednesday 1:00pm

Thursday - Saturday 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm

 

$10 per person (age 12 and over), tour length is 25 minutes.

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Apparently' date=' you guys didn't see the big red X through the price tag. lol. They sell you the same price as GC and MF. It's as good a deal as any.[/quote']

You're right, they have gibson.com prices with a red X and then the sale price is what's listed on GC.com. Not exactly as good a deal as any, though...

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The one guitar I wish I had bought there is my Epiphone Casino with Bigsby, they had a couple of perfect examples. I ended buying one online and it is a sloppy made guitar even though it is a "Custom Shop" (chukle)

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The stock at the Gibson Showcase varies. Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it's Gibson heaven.

 

I've actually been in there when there were 2... count them...2.... mandolins on the wall. No dobros... in fact, very few guitars of any kind. I've also been in when you couldn't get to all the different guitars and mandolins if you spent three hours in there.

 

I agree with Murph... if you're in Nashville, it's worth a trip to both the Gibson Showcase and Gruhn's.

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You're right' date=' they have gibson.com prices with a red X and then the sale price is what's listed on GC.com. Not exactly as good a deal as any, though...[/quote']

 

Maybe not as any, but still as good as Sweetwater, MF, GC, and big chain music dealers. [biggrin]

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Maybe not as any' date=' but still as good as Sweetwater, MF, GC, and big chain music dealers. [biggrin']

 

 

Hey, I recognize your avatar, I think!

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