PRS 305 Takes MIPA Award & Guitar Player Magazine's 'Editor's Pick'

There’s a ton of great press going around for Paul Reed Smith’s new 305 model guitar, and I just wanted to point some of it out to you –– in the last few months this gorgeous guitar has won both the Musikmesse International Press Award (or MIPA,) and the June 2010 ‘Editor’s Pick’ from Guitar Player Magazine.

The Paul Reed Smith 305, which is based on the company’s popular 513, is built around a body of carved Alder, sporting a neck of Rock Maple, a Maple fingerboard (25 1/2″ scale length) with 22 frets made of 513 fret wire, classic PRS bird inlays, a tremolo bridge, a trio of proprietary single-coil pickups, single Volume and Tone controls, and 5-way pickup switching.

You’ll have to pick up the June issue of Guitar Player for the full review, but here’s a snippet of what Art Thompson had to say about the PRS 305––

“PRS Undoubtedly put a lot of R&D into the 305, and the end result totally succeeds as a modern day alternative to a ‘50’s era single-coil guitar. For that, and everything else it brings to the solid-body scene, the 305 earns an Editor’s Pick Award.”

As far as the MIPA award goes, over 100 magazines worldwide voted for their favorite products of 2009/2010 in more than 40 categories, and Paul Reed Smith, once again, took honors –– this time for its PRS 305… no small feat.