This is 30 year old Brazilian rosewood. It's not that nearly-ebony-black you see with lots of brazilian rosewood and after 30 years I suspect it isn't going to darken up any more with age. But I love it more than if it were a deep inky black. Wood is not a uniform thing, even a lot of ebony these days isn't uniformly black. There's always richlite if you want that but wood is beautiful and woth appreciating for what it is, in my opinion. That said, there are some boards, especially on the 2018/2019 Gibsons and a lot of imports, that looked washed out, like they were bleached almost. Those I don't care for. But the one in the OPs pictures looks fantastic, especially with that rich darker red and the cream binding. Fantastic looking guitar overall.