"If you want power...no problem. Colors...a full palette. Vibrato...effortless. Simply the best."
Matt Gould - Guitarist, Duo 46
"My Robert guitar has the best qualities I was looking for: it is truly elegant in tone, beautiful sounding, further it is easy on the fingerboard, loud and really clear in playing and recording. I love it!!"
Massimo Delle Cese - Rome, Italy
"I derive enormous pleasure from my 1994 Robert guitar -- more than pleasure -- playing is an integral part of my life, and that lovely guitar is my treasured companion. "
Maryellen Symons, Toronto, Canada
"Just a short word to say that the 7-string guitar Misha Robert made for me a couple of years ago is the only instrument I play daily, out of a collection of 15 instruments by some very well known makers. The instrument was made according to my own precise specifications, and it came out exactly as I wanted it. Not only I needed an instrument which has 7 strings on the fingerboard, I also required additional frets for the first string, and most importantly, an instrument which responds to the Russian tuning (D, G, B, d, g, b, d') properly. The result is a guitar with an open voice which dominates everything within reach, yet with a beautiful singing tone and perfect balance with impeccable workmanship. I couldn't ask for anything better."
Matanya Ophee - Editions Orphee, Inc.
"As an international dealer of fine classical and flamenco guitars, I have seen and played many examples from the finest guitar-makers in the world. Mikhail Robert is one of the brightest talents of the lutherie community to come along in many a year. He has gained a level of skill and depth of understanding to qualify him as one of the leading makers of classical guitars. His previous experience, past results, high building standards, intense immersion in his craft, and a true passion for the instrument enable him to create a superbly crafted, state-of-the-art classical guitar. Each instrument possesses deep tonal character, rich with power and projection, capable of producing complex colors that encompass the entire musical palette. Uniformly consistent, they respond mysteriously to the uniqueness of each player. After examining and playing his instruments, it has become clear that Mikhail Robert possesses a relentless pursuit of artistic and musical excellence."
Rik Jonna - Owner, Hand-Picked Guitars, USA
"The Robert guitar I own is the most responsive instrument I've ever played. It has a lush, warm sound, and is very powerful. The instrument has amazing sustain, and after six years, I'm still finding new sounds to coax from its wide tonal palette. Misha builds instruments that are very inspiring to the creative artist."
"As an accomplished guitarist of 28 years, with small hands, playing on 650/660mm guitars for 24 of those years caused me much frustration. I always seemed to be struggling with the instrument causing limitations in the development of my music. I was ready for a change and the difficult task of finding a concert quality short scale guitar and a luthier committed to my cause. I fell in love with M. Robert's guitars and commissioned him to build me a 635mm, cedar top guitar. That was in 1997. I have played on this beautiful, sweet sounding, concert guitar for 4 years now. My technique soared, and as my hands no longer strained I avoided injury. Repertoire that I avoided before is achievable now, both physically and musically."
MARY ELLENTON B.Mus., B. Ed.,