The following chronological list includes existing plucked-string tablatures from 1600-1699, as well as sources known to have existed that are now lost. Note that the list contains primarily music in some form of lute or guitar tablature, not music in staff notation that might possibly have been played on the lute or other plucked string instrument. Therefore, sources that may call for continuo with plucked string are also excluded, unless they contain actual tablature of some sort. Continuo sources with plucked string are listed separately.
The names of places have been given their modern English equivalent, for consistency, and the modern political names of the countries in which these cities are located have been added in brackets. The following sources were used in compiling this list:
[BOETTICHER 1979] = Boetticher, Wolfgang. "Zur inhaltichen Bestimmung des für Laute intavolierten Handschriftenbestands." Acta Musicologica 51:2 (Jul.-Dec., 1979): 193-203.
[COELHO] = Coelho, Victor. The Manuscript Sources of Seventeenth-Century Italian Lute Music. (New York: Garland, 1995).
[CRAIG-McFEELY 1992] = Craig-McFeely, Julia. "Fragments of English Lute Music I: The British Library." Lute Society Journal (UK) XXXII (1992): 72-82
[CRAIG-McFEELY 1993] = Craig-McFeely, Julia. "Fragments of English Lute Music II: Oxford Libraries." Lute Society Journal (UK) XXXIII (1993): 34-54.
[GOY 2011] = Goy, François-Pierre. Musik für Barocklaute: Die Handschrift Schwerin Mus 641. (S.l.: Tree Edition, 2011).
[MUSIQUES ANCIENNES 1980] = Gétreau, Florence, Josiane Bran-Ricci, Catherine Massip, and François Lesure. Musiques anciennes: Instruments et partitions (XVIe-XVIIe siècles). (Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1980).
[NESS 1981] = Ness, Arthur J. "(Review of:) Handschriftlich überlieferte Lautenen- und Gitarrentabulaturen des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts by Wolfgang Boetticher." Journal of the American Musicological Society 34:2 (Summer, 1981): 339-345.
[NG] = The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (New York: Grove, 2001)
[RISM A] Einzeldrucke vor 1800 (Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1971- ).
[RISM B] Recueils imprimés: XVIe-XVIIe siècles (München: G. Henle, 1960- ).
[RISM B/VII] = Boetticher, Wolfgang. Handschriftlich Überlieferte Lauten- und Gitarrentabulaturen des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts (Munich: G. Henle, 1978)
[RUDÉN] = Rudén, Jan Olof. Music in Tablature: A Thematic Index with Source Descriptions of Music in Tablature Notation in Sweden (Stockholm: Svenskt musikhistoriskt arkiv, 1981)
[SMT] = Sources manuscrites en tablature: Luth et théorbe (c.1500-c.1800), Christian Meyer, ed. (Baden-Baden & Bouxwiller, Valentin Koerner, 1991- )
[SPRING] = Spring, Matthew. The Lute in Britain: A History of the Instrument and Its Music (Oxfored: Oxford University Press, 2001)
[TYLER] = Tyler, James. The Guitar And Its Music: From The Renaissance To The Classical Era (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)
[TYLER 1980] = Tyler, James. The Early Guitar: A History and a Handbook (London: Oxford University Press, 1980)
[TYLER 1981] = Tyler, James. "The Mandore in the 16th and 17th Centuries." Early Music 9:1 (Jan. 1981): 22-31.
[WARD] = Ward, John M. "Sprightly and Cheerful Musick: Notes on the Cittern, Gittern & Guitar in 16th- & 17th-Century England." Lute Society Journal (UK) XXI (1979-1981)
[YAKELEY] = Yakeley, M. June. "New Sources of Spanish Guitar Music for the Five-Course Guitar." Revista de musicología 19:1-2 (1996): 267-286.