I have found the same is true with Telecasters, at Stratosphere. I don't use the same exact components that were originally in the guitar, though, as I pick and choose from Fender-made bodies and necks, and usually acquire pickups, pick guards, tuners, bridges, and electronic parts elsewhere. All in all, I have bought only Fender branded necks and bodies and the resulting instruments are much more desirable to me than one off the rack, as each component was cherry picked to my specification. And the total cost has always been less than buying a complete Fender off the rack at a music store. Stratosphere has been a godsend to me; I love their business model... I've put together well over a dozen awesome Fenders with Fender-brand bodies and necks from them.