Ever wonder about the instruments your favorite musicians play on stage? At the Gibson Beale Street Showcase in Downtown Memphis, you can learn about the famous guitar and see where it’s made.
Lasting about 45 minutes, tours take visitors into the Memphis guitar factory where luthiers craft the iconic guitar by hand. The tours are good for kids and anyone fascinated by this top-of-the-line handmade instrument. At the end of the tour, make sure to try your hand on one of the fine made-in-Memphis guitars.
Try to get there early. Tours are given throughout the day, but factory workers' shifts end in the early afternoon. The tour is most enjoyable if the factory floor is busy.