New England 2015-06-20 014w

Big Things : The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth NSW

New England 2015-06-20 014w

 

Tamworth is the country music capital of Australia, so it seems apt to have a giant guitar to commemorate that.  The Big Golden Guitar is 12 metres tall and is a replica of the award given out at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, which is held annually in January.  It was unveiled in 1988 by Slim Dusty, who has won more golden guitars than any other Australian country music artist.

 

The tourist centre is open from 9am to 5pm and includes a wax museum, gift shop, café and music store.  It’s closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day, but you can still see the Guitar from the outside.