The World’s Largest Guitar isn’t going to be played any time soon, but it’s definitely one of the Big Things To See in New South Wales!
Australian music lovers and tourists alike have been amazed by this 12 meter (40 feet) tall Big Guitar since 1988 when the famous Slim Dusty unveiled The Golden Guitar in front of the wonderful Longyard Hotel in Tamworth. It weights over 500 kilograms (1000 pounds) and is made of wood and fiberglass, and reinforced with steel!Today, just drive your cheap rental car down to the Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre, located near the intersection of The Ringers Road and New England Highway (National Highway 15), Tamworth NSW 2340.
Wondering why the World’s Largest Guitar doesn’t have strings? Well, Tamworth is also the site of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and this Giant Golden Guitar is a representation of the much smaller trophies presented to winners at the Country Music Awards of Australia ceremony!