Partly to bump this topic in hope somebody may have an idea about the performance of the concerto with strings..
And partly because I've now read through the Gendai ed Jermer edition, here are some points about it. Partly for anyone thinking of getting it, and in comparision with the Mel Bay Yates edition I've had for ages.
First the good things. Gendai do good engraving, and I only spotted one mistake. The Yates is not as nicely engraved and is more spread out than necessary; = page turns! The Jermer edition has no page turns.
The choice of pieces presents very few overlaps with Yates but they are still, almost all, interesting pieces. They are mostly however very much lighter and shorter than the Yates, who includes eg the large Fantaisie Irlandaise. They mostly seem to be of a fairly slow tempo, and on average are probably a bit easier (than the Yates ed).
There is a reduced (x4) facsimile of each piece in the back.
Jermer has a short introductory essay and mentions things he has changed. In one case he mentions 'slightly' abridging a piece in which he has in fact cut out a substantial amount and added a tempo. If I actually learn any of these I think I will work from enlarged copies of the facsimilies.
The biggest negative is the CD. I'd assumed it was recorded for the purposes of demonstrating the pieces as they are all so unfamiliar. It turns out the CD was already recorded but didn't sell well enough due to the company's "limited distribution facilities". Hm. Well it might have been that or it might have been that the player managed to be a combination of very reliable and accurate, and monumentally boring. It just bumps the price of the book unnecessarily. But I guess in the end has a use in not giving the purchaser any particular steer in how to play any of these pieces.
There are easter eggs! Leave the CD running and there are two songs, not mentioned in the book.
All in all I think the pieces between the Yates and Jermer editions illustrate the need for a comprehensive facsimile edition of the entire output.
Simon Ambridge Series 40 (2005)
Trevor Semple Series 88 (1992)
Louis Panormo (1838)
Alexander Batov Baroque Guitar (2013)
Simon Ambridge 'Hauser' (2018)