Stenstadvold, Erik. An Annotated Bibliography of Guitar Methods, 1760-1860. Organologia: Musical Instruments and Performance Practice 4. Hillsdale, New York: Pendragon Press, 2010.
Guides researchers in the fields of musicology and organology to historical publications. Also useful to guitar teachers and performers interested in historical technique.
Instruction manuals for the Spanish guitar (in normal tuning) and other closely related instruments published between 1760 and 1860. Limited to printed (not hand-copied) methods published in Europe and North America using the Latin alphabet.
2 sections. (1) Chronological listings by country. Entries provide author, short title, and date. (2) Alphabetical Bibliographic Listings. Standard annotated bibliographic entries. Abbreviation guide and general bibliography at the back. Indexed by authors/composers, publishers/printers, instruments, guitar makers, popular themes/songs, and dedicatees.
Boye, Gary R. Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 68 (December 2011): 403-5.