AN AIR guitar hangs on the wall of the National Guitar Museum.
So does Keith Urban's, Troy Cassar-Daley's and the first Maton guitar Tommy Emmanuel toured in the early 90's.
The museum has just opened, and it's set to be one of the most significant and accessible music attractions in the city.
The tourist economy will bloom with the addition of some of the most famous guitars in the music industry, Tamworth Country Music Festival organiser Barry Harley said.
"It all started when the previous owner of the complex decided to close down the retail section and an exhibition of Donald Bradman's cricket bats," he said.
"He culturally gifted the Wax Museum and Big Golden Guitar to the Tamworth community.
"What we're presenting now is the humble beginnings of a National Guitar Museum that we believe in a couple of years will be one of the most significant collections in Australia."
The museum has borrowed a line from Paul Kelly's song, 'From little things big things grow'.
In its infancy there are about 50 significant guitars on the walls, complemented by a photography exhibition of Australia's most famous guitars shot by Chuck Bradley.
The collection includes the last two guitars Slim Dusty used on tour before he passed away in 2003.
It also boasts INXS' Andrew Farriss' guitar, plus Troy Cassar-Daley's favourite Fender Telecaster and the Takemine he uses for acoustic shows.
It's securing the donations that's the hardest part, with most artists pretty attached to their favourite guitars.
"There's still quite a few artists we're working with to encourage their generosity," Mr Harley said.
"It's interesting enough to spend a good amount of time in here but as it builds and we have more significant instruments here we hope to attract guitar players.
"It's the stories behind the guitars that are of interest."
The National Guitar Museum is at the Big Golden Guitar Information Centre. Entry to the museum is included in the cost to enter the Wax Museum.