The 94 Dupont I recently bought has the clear pickguard, which presumably has been on for 20 years. Although it is causing no problems, aesthetically I find it unappealing. I've spoken with Michael about removal, and while I realize it can be done, I also know the finish will suffer. I'm curious to hear about any experiences anyone has had in regards to this issue. Also, has anyone had success in covering with a more traditional pickguard, tho I'm not sure that's what I would like to do.