First of all, that's an awesome looking guitar, so congrats on that! But I agree with you, the pores look a lot more like rosewood than ebony to me, too. I don't have any reason to doubt what Ibanez (or Rich) say, and maybe ebony sometimes look like this? The few fretboards I've had, and others I've seen, have been much less porous, more silky smooth looking. And I think that's what you normally see on a violin, viola, etc., when they use ebony. I wonder whether Ibanez substituted rosewood for some reason, and that's why it's dyed? In any case it looks great, and IMHO there's little to no functional difference between ebony and rosewood anyway, it's pretty much just aesthetics.