Some people may think that telecaster neck pickups should be open coils like strats. But I love the sound of tele neck pickups, but it is almost impossible to fit it in the strats. Sure you can custom cut the pickguard for tele neck pickup size. But I don't know why it is okay to cover or open up a covered humbucker, and its not for single coil strat pickups. You can't find closed german-silver covers for strat to cover your pickups. Sure there are lipstick pickups but doesn't sound like tele necks to my ears at least. I would love some low output neck or middle pickups, even bridge pickups like tele but in strat size. I might build one myself with my favorite single coils. But I'm not sure if they sound the same.