I would say as do some of our friends here that whatever it is, it needs a good clean and a couple of nice light oilings as it does seem dry and over time it will look much better.
When I got my current Lester the board looked sad but over the years I have applied very small amounts oil and it looks lovely now
Rosewood from India seems to be all over the map... a lot of it looks similar to what you have, but I have 60th Anniversary '59 that has a very uniformly dark fingerboard with very tight grain. It's darker and tighter than my (actual) '67 SG Standard... Gibson's build sheet for the Les Paul says it's Indian though.
This is Indian RW, Bolivian ist much more dense. Take a look to the pores, they are quite large - typical for Indian Rosewood. Saddle: This is typical laquer application. Remove it if it does bother you.
The Bolivian rosewood Gibson used in some of the 2019 was absolutely amazing. It was like playing a dark brown ebony board. Super smooth. Some of them, maybe because of this stigma Pau Ferro gets, were significantly darker than the average Indian Rosewood. If I were to get another R9, I’d probably try to hunt down one of those Bolivian Boards 2019 R9’s.