This brand new bright polished nickel neck pickup cover looks great on Teles from any period. Yes, Fender now offers a very nice bright nickel cover but it is very hard to get. We think the Fralin looks just a little bit more like at '50s Tele and the sharper edges allow you to play clearer notes on it if you are so inclined. We recommend professional installation of any Tele neck pickup cover; one little slip and your pickup is toast. Brand New. Lindy Fralin Pickups are proudly hand made in USA and so is this pickup cover.