The Guitar and its Music - from the Renaissance to the Classical Era by James Tyler and Paul Sparks; Oxford University Press, 2002. This book surveys the history and development of the guitar between approx 1550 and 1750.
Eric from GuitarLoot
Renaissance and Baroque freak; classical guitars by Lester Backshall (2008), Ramirez (Guitarra del Tiempo 2017),
Yamaha (SLG 130NW silent classical guitar 2014).