I CLOSED MY STORE HILO GUITARS AND UKULELES ON APRIL 5th 2017 DUE TO THE FACT THAT I GOT DIAGNOSED WITH CHRONIC LYMPHOID LEUKEMIA, CANCER OF THE BLOOD.
There is a new shop opening in my old space calling themselves Hilo Ukulele and Guitar. In my opinion this is plagiarism, taking the original name and swapping two of the words. Obviously trying to ride in on my coat tails and capitalize upon it.
I am both insulted and offended by this. I feel offended as one of the new partners was trained and mentored in this business by me. I was led to believe for about five months that he was going to buy Hilo Guitars and Ukuleles from me, hence taking it out of the marketplace, time I could have used to try and sell the Store. The price I was asking was extremely undervalued as I was just trying to keep my legacy intact, a Store that I have poured my heart and soul into over the past fourteen and a half years.

In life we have a choice on how we are going to conduct ourselves. I was taught to conduct myself with honor and respect. Other people obviously do not adhere to this philosophy and are deceitful and operate without honor Thank you for making my store a success over the last fourteen and a half years. - Mahalo Ken