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ashtray cover i think?

i think it was to make it look snazzier until they realised you couldn't palm mute with it fitted
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It's called an ashtray cover. Most standard Fender telecaster bridges can have one attached, but it's smart to check. A lot of the metric bridges (e.g. ones on Squier guitars or other copy-brands) are slightly the wrong size for an ashtray to fit.

Ashtrays were originally intended to help reduce hum and static, but it didn't really work and like Dave_Mc said, it stops you from being able to palm mute. They only hinder your playing and they do not effect the tone of the guitar; the only reason to use one is if you like how it looks and if you don't use palm muting.
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