2014: Paul Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from NAMM


At the 2014 NAMM show, Paul Reed Smith was awarded the Music and Sound Retailer Magazine Lifetime Achievement/Hall of Fame Award, joining the ranks of guitar industry peers, including Bob Taylor and Hartley Peavey. Every year for 28 consecutive years, The Retailer’s large community of musical instrument dealers are asked to nominate a distinguished innovator whose musical contributions have achieved elevated levels of acclaim and respect within the musical community. Recognizing Paul’s dedication to the guitar’s rich heritage as well as his innovation through the last thirty years, this award by no means Paul is finished yet.