http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7407676564&indexURL=2#eba I am hoping you can open the link. It looks like some kind of thin engraved metal that is screwed to the top of the guitar. May or may not affect resonance. What is also interesting is the headstock plate that reads " Fender Telecaster REBORN IN TEXAS 2004". Was this a special edition? Are the plates still available? Does anyone know anything about this Tele? I have never seen it.