If you look at the crack from both neck pickup screw holes. This has been epoxy glued and with metal shield on and whole assembly in the body is no problem. The shield in itself is a $450 value. This is smart money buy and a $1500 combo if mint.
Nice to get with Orig Shield as came from Fender 48+ years ago. Fit Right is Right!
Not to be confused with the 1966 and later guards. They are thinner and made from different material.