I really like the veneer on your example. It seems like there's a variety of veneers for this model which is interesting. In fact, I played one over the weekend and the top wasn't nearly as nice as yours. Congrats!
Absolutely there are exceptions to every rule- your guitar is not a solidbody. They don't do a veneer due to the belly cut. Otherwise, veneers on the front or back of a solidbody for a see through finish are SOP.