I have a couple Teles and a Strat that came with covers but I can't play with them in place. The little short cover for my 7x Deluxe was long gone when I got the guitar. I had forgotten that they came with one from the factory. I know I have the tray from the 7x Custom and I did check the fit way back when. Tried to play with it in place. Not for me. I'm pretty sure the design concept had the Tele bridge cover acting as a shield for the pickup to reduce hum.