Charles G Long  1827 to 1908

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Do you have a pre 1940's banjo by this maker?  can you supply us some images?

 

 ..  was born in Carlisle, Cumberland (as it was known in 1827), England and was taken at an early age to America.  

 

Here he developed in to a child prodigy and by 1844/45 was a member of The Virginian Serenaders.  When he retired from minstrelsy about 1868 he was associated with George T Rees in the management of the academy of music in Selma, Alabama and made banjos.