I don't think he is talking about the earliest 16th-c. publications of guitar music (hopefully), but referring to the semi-obscure, iconography-based history of things like gittern, citole, etc. The dates he gives fall in the couple centuries before the music Jocelyn offered us.
Eugene > -----Original Message----- > From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On > Behalf Of Bruno Correia > Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 10:41 PM > To: List LUTELIST > Subject: [LUTE] Four c. guitar > > I think John Williams never read anything about the history of his own > instrument. Check at 1:38. Couldn't believe he said that, specially > after watching those great videos by Jocelyn Nelson. > > > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_LNU1-s4BE&feature=related > > > > > > -- > > References > > 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_LNU1-s4BE&feature=related > > > To get on or off this list see list information at > http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html