The Big Golden Guitar

The 12m high Big Golden Guitar weighs half a ton and is made of fibreglass over a steel frame.

Standing prominently on the New England Highway on the southern approach to Tamworth, Australia’s home of country music is the Big Golden Guitar.

A striking tribute to Tamworth’s country music reputation, The Big Golden Guitar is a replica of the famous golden guitar used for Australia’s Annual Country Music Awards.

The Big Golden Guitar was unveiled by Australia’s “King of Country Music” Slim Dusty in 1988 (Australia’s Bicentennial Year). Slim has won more Golden Guitars than any other Australian Country Music recording artist.

It is a Australia’s major “Icon” and is one of the most visited and photographed sites in Australia. There wouldn’t be many tourists and country music fans that pass through Tamworth without having their photo taken in front of the Big Golden Guitar.

Known throughout the world it identifys Tamworth as the Country Music Capital of Australia, which has one of the largest festivals in the southern hemisphere in January each year.