The Biggest Guitar - Tamworth NSW

Date of Record: 1988

The Golden Guitar was erected in 1988. It was unveiled by Australia's most popular country music artist, Slim Dusty. Its location in Tamworth is symbolic of the city's recognition and celebration of Australian country music, and its artists.

Millions of photographs have been taken of the site since its opening.

The Golden Guitar stands approximately 12 meters high and weighs over 500 kilograms. It is constructed out of fibreglass and wood, with steel reinforcements.

The Golden Guitar has no strings because it was modelled directly on the Golden Guitar trophies, given to winners at the Country Music Awards of Australia ceremony, during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.