Hello. I've only been playing guitar for the past nine months. And I have, thankfully, found an immensely talented teacher. I realize that I have a nearly endless road ahead of me given that I started a bit late, given that I am 64. The original plan was that I would learn to play, front my own band, and find fame and all the rest starting when I was 15. And then, I lost my dad to a drunk driver late one night, and, I had no choice but to become the man of the house, and, while finishing school, started working every side job I could to ensure that the family and my moms limited salary from what work she could find, was enough. And we got by. And so, I find myself absolutely dedicated, now that I've retired from a 65 hour per week job, to doing everything I can to make myself an at least capable guitar player. While my musical tastes are incredibly wide ranging, at, or at least near the very top is "The Boss", Mr. Bruce Springsteen, and so, it was inevitable that I had to own a Telecaster. Today, I purchased my very first new guitar. a Fender 2018 Limited Edition '72 Telecaster Custom w/Bigsby, Ash Body, Maple Fingerboard, Natural. After looking at all the available options, I just had to have this guitar. And I know this is probably a terrible rookie mistake to ask about, but how do I remove the plastic from the pick guard? I can't find anywhere with an edge to grasp. Beyond that, I already LOVE this guitar. The action felt great when I tried it at the shop today. I loved the variation in sounds that you get from changing, and/or combining pickups. And the guitar is just so damn great looking, beautiful wood, and everything. And it is solid ash, which I have been told that Fender has stopped using because of cost, and I love the look of ash. I practiced for three hours today, after I got it home.