2000: PRS Receives MIPA Award for Singlecut


In 2000, PRS received its first Musikmesse International Press Awards (mipa) for “Best Electric Guitar.” Press from all over the world vote for this distinguished honor each year and winners are announced at the Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. The mipa is known as the “Grammy" of the Musical Instrument/Pro Audio industry. As of 2014, PRS has received the “Best Electric Guitar of the Year” accolade nine times. Other PRS model winners include the the Santana SE in 2002, the Santana II in 2003, the 513 in 2005 and 2006, the PRS Singlecut in 2007, the 305 in 2010, and the NF3 in 2011. PRS also received the “Best Acoustic Guitar” mipa in 2009, the line’s inaugural year.