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Edge, Adam and U2 each won prizes this week at the Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards in Hollywood.

Adam took away Best Bass Player - for the second year running - Edge won Best Guitarist and U2, collectively, won Best Guitar Band.

Rock guitar pioneer Scotty Moore and legendary banjo great Earl Scruggs received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award, the programme¹s top honor.

The nominations included over 50 artists in 10 categories that encompass guitar-driven music genres of rock, blues, folk, country and jazz.

The annual Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards are traditionally presented on the day before the Grammy Awards to recognize guitar players (and players of related fretted instruments) for their artistic accomplishments and to honor musicians who reflect the spirit of Orville H. Gibson (1856-1918) and his belief in quality, innovation and tradition. Nominees and winners are voted upon by members of the music media.

Winners of the 2002 Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards are:

Best Guitar Band
U2

Best Rock Guitarist
The Edge (U2)

Best Acoustic Guitarist (Male)
Dave Matthews

Best Acoustic Guitarist (Female)
India.Arie

Best Country Guitarist (Male)
Brad Paisley

Best Country Guitarist (Female)
Gillian Welch

Best Blues Guitarist
Keb' Mo'

Best Jazz Guitarist
Acoustic Alchemy -
Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale

Best Bassist Adam Clayton (U2)

Les Paul Horizon Award
(Most Promising Up and Coming Guitarist)
Pete Yorn

More at www.gibson.com

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