Holy shit, this is pretty awesome.
American Design Experience | Design Your Own FenderŪ Guitar or Bass
Fender just opened up a Carvin-esque semi-custom shop for American Standard-level Strats, Teles, J- and P-basses. Price of entry is roughly $1500. You can pick a variety of neck styles (including wrong-handed), vintage/modern hardware, colors, pickups, cases, etc.
Best part? Guaranteed delivery in 90 days, with a satisfaction guarantee (that's you, Jeff).