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f5loar
May-10-2009, 12:43pm
Well known mandolin/banjo luthier Clermon Eugene Ward (CE Ward) died Thursday at his home in Concord, NC at age 70.
Funeral arrangements pending.

tree
May-10-2009, 7:53pm
I'm sorry to hear it, my condolences to his family.

I looked him up for a partial refret a couple of years ago, he invited me to his shop and did the work while I waited. He did most of the talking, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and pumped him from time to time to steer the conversation in directions that interested me. It was a fascinating visit, he was quite a character.