I did a bit of research on veneers, well because I own a SE custom 24, which I absolutely adore. Just reading about what actual wood is sent to produce veneer lets me know that the veneer came from a high quality log/wood. Veneering expands the amount of usable wood and there is an increased possibility of getting a rare grain pattern. There are advantages such as using veneer for stability (for the wood itself) and sustainability (timber wise in nature). Now, I still no intend on purchasing a CE24, I just wanted to praise the workmanship and quality of my SE.