Bold Strummer, Ltd. was founded in 1973 by Nicholas
and Mary Clarke. We have been serving the music community with
interesting books about the guitar and music for more than 30
years. We are also the leading American source for books on
Flamenco, Romani and Gypsy culture. We welcome your comments,
complaints, checks, credit cards, money or praise.
Words from the Proprietor . . .
Known and loved throughout the world (it says here), The
Bold Strummer Ltd. was founded by Nicholas and Mary
Clarke in 1973 and has been going strong ever since, publishing
books about the guitar and related subjects for over 30 years
and rescuing other titles from oblivion by re-issuing them under
the Bold Strummer banner.
We are also the agent for the PRO AM list of
scholarly books on music, and in addition are pleased to have
recently become the exclusive distributor of PJN Guitar
Publications, featuring Jared Newman’s arrangements
as well as a variety of classical and flamenco guitar titles.
Our company remains a ‘family affair’ and we do
the best we can to ship all orders within 48 hours. Once in
a while a book will be out of stock or otherwise unavailable,
and sometimes, heaven forbid, we have to raise the price of
an item (my children may need new shoes); if that happens we
will let you know before shipping.
The cartoons that you see scattered throughout the catalog are
from Nicholas Clarke’s THE WELL TEMPERED GUITAR, returning
soon by popular demand. (Well, my kids like it)
welcome your letters, suggestions, manuscripts and checks.
– Nicholas Clarke
Nicholas Clarke at left with the Val Ramos flamenco group at
the International Performing Arts Center in Bridgeport, CT.