PRS Guitars Receives MIPA Award for Best Acoustic Guitar
The recent Frankfurt Musikmesse saw Paul Reed Smith Guitars’ new line of acoustic guitars receive the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) – known as the Grammys of the musical instrument/pro–audio industry – for Best Acoustic Guitar.
Awards were presented at a special ceremony held during the trade show in Frankfurt on April 2 and were bestowed on the best products of 2008/2009 as voted for by journalists from more than 100 international magazines.
Standout musical instrument and equipment manufacturers have been honored by MIPA for ten years, and awards in more than forty different categories were given this year. PRS has been nominated for a MIPA every year since the award was created in 2000 and has received the Best Electric Guitar of the Year accolade six times, a feat unmatched by any other guitar manufacturer. Past PRS model winners include the PRS Singlecut in 2000, the Santana SE in 2002, the Santana II in 2003, the 513 in 2005 and 2006 and the PRS Singlecut in 2007.
Paul Reed Smith accepted the award on behalf of PRS Guitars during the ceremony, saying “Thanks to Ricky Skaggs specifically, and the industry for their support of this new product line,”