- "Expert X valued at $350,000, but believes the instrument has appreciation potential. . . . Beare noted that it is an early J.B. Guadagnini. Beare thinks it looks to be good at $150,000."
- "New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Report of the Trustee Review Panel concerning the Golden Age Collection, December 16, 2004".
- "The five Appraisers were unanimous on another violin, a 1754 G.B. Guadagnini valued at $300,000.
"It's not a Guad at all," said Rosengard, who spent 12 years researching and writing a book on the Guadagnini violin-making family. "That would sell for a fraction -- not a rhetorical fraction, a real fraction -- of a Guad."
Bein called the violin's top "wildly wrong" and "categorically not possible," adding: "It's like I'm telling you it's a Volkswagen, and it's a Chevrolet.""
- "False Notes", Mark Mueller, The Star Ledger, August 1, 2004.
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician
Insurance appraisal: Machold Rare Violins, Bremen, Zurich, New York, Vienna, December 6, 2000. Values the instrument at $350,000.
Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, December 12, 1986. It is “genuine of this maker in all of its parts, with the exception of the varnish … This violin is a characteristic example of the maker’s work, in a good state of preservation, with the exception of the varnish. Ex-Harold Berkeley.”
, Herbert Axelrod, 2002.
"False Notes", Mark Mueller, The Star Ledger, August 1, 2004.
"New Jersey orchestra parts with rare strings", The Star Ledger, November 23, 2007.
"New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Report of the Trustee Review Panel concerning the Golden Age Collection, December 16, 2004".
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Collection brochure from Violin Advisor, LLC, April, 2007.