This is how to make a high end guitar out of one of these cheapo do it yourself (DIY) guitar kits:

how to build a high end guitar from kit

If you recall from my last review of this kit, once I put it together I wasn’t super pleased with it. It didn’t sound very good, and didn’t play very good.

So let’s fix that right now in 10 easy steps:

45 degree neck screws

Step 1) throw away the strings that came with the kit
Step 2) toss out the electronics that came with the kit

Step 3) add additional 45 degree angle support screws to the neck and body. Putting these extra screws in before the rest of the neck screws will help the neck seat as tightly as possible into the cavity of the body.  Making solid neck to body contact is critical to getting the best resonance and sustain out of your guitar. This is not a necessary step, in fact, it’s rare to see this feature even on 

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This is a full review of the Rock Island Armory (RIA) Tac Ultra FS HC 9mm 1911 (or 2011).

The first question you’re already asking is “what the heck all those letters mean? Surely they’re not important!” 

Well actually they kinda are:

Tac is rock island’s designation for their “tactical”  line of firearms. Ultra means it has a fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear sights (or sight upgrade). FS means full size. HC means high capacity.  And 1911 means…well you know what that means or else you wouldn’t be reading this right now.

It’s important because rock island makes a 1911 for everyone under the sun. Yes it makes a non ultra tactical 1911, commander and mid size tac ultras, single stack and double stack variations, and a range of calibers including 9mm .40 S&W 45acp and 10mm for any of those styles of 1911.

Here are the specs:

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