I too have found it to be much like Mahogany for workability and finishing.
I am using some Black Limba on this 5 string bass top even as we speak.
I have a Mahogany back on this body so I have been able to work with both woods side by side. Very close to being the same.
For finishing, I have had to use pore filler like I do with Mahogany as the pores are similar too. In the picture there is one coat of sealer on.