Original F. M. Ashley violins

These  are three original Frank Ashley violins owned by James Garber. It was on his website that I discovered this unique violin.     http://paperclipdesign.com/ashley/    Jim has been collecting and playing Ashley violins since the early 80's and seems to be the most knowledgeable person I have found on the F. M. Ashley violin.

Frequently termed the 'American Violins'. Used largely in American schools..   This was written in the Universal Dictionary of Violin and Bow Makers by William Henley.

It seems like there should be more of these violins around if they were used in the American school systems, but exhaustive searching on the web, does not reveal too many examples of this violin.