I have both classical and steel string guitars and I love the purity of the top on a classical - just wood and rosette. I think the speckled pick guard on my Taylor detracts from it's appearance and, since I play fingerstyle, I've been thinking heavily about removing it (or having it removed). BUT it would KILL me if I damaged my top in any way. I did some reading and some people say heat (which scares me) will do it while others say adhesive remover (which scares me even MORE) will do it.
So, is there a safe way to do this, and of so, how, where and by whom?