Some of my guitar students really like playing and improving their technique. Some of them love their guitars and for them, their music is an extension of themselves - a very important, serious and passionate pursuit. Then there are some who love the instrument so much that they want to know everything about it and dabble in guitar building.
Most of the students I have had, who became guitar builders, began with a guitar that needed repair. Some of them wanted to tackle the task alone and others made it a project with a friend or their dad. Some of them looked for cast off guitars, just so they could fix them. Others, went whole hog and began from scratch or ordered kit guitars, tools and made dedicated spaces in their dwellings, in which they planned to make guitars.
I have been thinking a lot about one student, in particular, who was bitten by luthier bug. Several years after we stopped having lessons, I taught a student in the same town in which he lived, who had a really nice guitar. It was a no-name guitar, which is unusual. I asked the new student where they obtained the guitar, and sure enough, that former student had built it. Apparently, he had a very lucrative business making semi-custom guitars while he was in college.
If you or someone you love has a Fender that needs a fix or the idea of building a guitar, not exactly from scratch, appeals to you, Fender is offering necks and bodies that might be just what you're looking for. Maybe you have your dad's old Fender that isn't worth "restoring" but is worth the price of a genuine, precisely measured and fretted Fender neck.
Check out Fender necks and bodies, if the smell of luthier's glue makes you giddy.