About Ashley Mark Publishing

Ashley Mark Publishing is a division of Summerfield MI Ltd.ashleymarkbannerleft

In 1978 Maurice Summerfield completed the first edition of his book 'The Jazz Guitar: Its Evolution, Players and Personalities Since 1900'. The book now in its fourth edition, was an immediate success. However, Maurice received numerous letters from readers saying they were finding it difficult to obtain many of the books and music albums recommended in the book. At the time he was managing director of Summerfield Musical Instruments, a leading UK musical instrument distributor and, as the Summerfield family business had been involved in the import, export and wholesale distribution since 1900, Maurice saw the potential for a new business, offering by mail order, specialist music books for the jazz guitarist. In 1978 the Ashley Mark Publishing Company was born, a guitar book, music and recording mail order business (www.FretsOnly.com), for all styles of guitar playing. This now supplies over 6000 titles to guitarists in over 80 countries.