#1
I'm trying to replace it with a new one. but it's stuck on there pretty good. thanks
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#4
They're usually held on with some kind of contact adhesive, and it should be possible to soften it with heat. I've never had to do it for a pickguard, but I would try a clothes iron and a damp cloth applied at the sharp pointy bit at the front of the pickguard, and work backwards. I have done this for dings, and it shouldn't damage the finish or the pickguard. - But don't let the cloth dry out!  
#5
Usually a hair dryer provides enough heat to get pickguards off.  A clothes iron can work too but if you use an iron be careful.  Maximum temp on most irons will be enough to cause your finish to bubble.
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#7
CorduroyEW yes. i will be careful. i'd rather burn myself than the guitar. they should make acoustics with the option of a pick guard. not like they're expensive. 
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#8
Quote by Lloyd_rogers
CorduroyEW yes. i will be careful. i'd rather burn myself than the guitar. they should make acoustics with the option of a pick guard. not like they're expensive. 

 In truth, a great many Ibanez acoustics ship without pick guards. I have two recent, (within the last 5 years), and not a pick guard in sight.

BTW, if your guitar is a natural finish top, there's going to be a huge color difference where the finish has yellowed outside the guard area.

Moral of the story, you'll likely want to get a pack guard in place ASAP, and perhaps an even very slightly larger one.
#9
Captaincranky i plan to have my own design cut. once i can find the material like a pick guard to cut out from. i will go larger with that. thanks for the good advice. 
but i think all acoustics should come without a pick guard, in my opinion. 
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