This just showed up...used. Got a pretty good deal with hard case. Definitely veneer. I already put a .022 tone cap in and switched to '50's wiring. Haven't even plugged it in yet, but I've done this enough times. Also melted a buncha wax out of the pickups...hopefully to make some space between the cover and the bobbins and get some microphonics going. Plays beautifully. No fret sprout after oiling the VERY thirsty board. NOT a slim taper. Nice handful and 1 11/16" nut. A bit heavier than my Gibson V...I'll have to get them on the scale. Nice balance...no neck dive. Whatever the fretboard is, it does not have open pores like rosewood. It's real dark and slick. Looks/feels deluxe, like ebony. Any idea what it is? Maybe a baked wood. I'll get back on the sound. Not real high expectations for the pickups. My Gibson has a Duncan '59 and a Pearly and sounds great.