I would seek refund from seller for the damage. Its ultimately his/her responsibility to pack guitar and ship.
I would assist the buyer if they needed assistance with the claim but I would not personally be filing the claim. IMO that is the sellers responsibility
Hey thank you
I have never seen the center lug connection thats normally attached to the center of the metal control plate used without the metal plate and soldered to the top of a pot.
I appreciate it.
I dont think you looked at the photo I posted correctly. I know how Gibson wired guitars before the control plate
Just like in your photo they were not using a ground connection soldered to the top of the pot, that is why I asked if anybody has seen a factory stock guitar wired like this.