In 1986 Robert Cross was delighted to have his guitars played in concert by David Russell, Dominic Miller, John Mills and Cobie Smit in recitals given at the college. On leaving college in 1986 Robert set up his workshop in Buckinghamshire. He now lives in North Wales. In building his guitars he aims to blend the best elements of tradition with a scientific approach. The resulting instruments exhibit excellent projection, clarity, eveness of response and are capable of a range of tonal subtlety that will reward the finest player.