I should mention that the place to get veneers is: www.veneersupplies.com
Although the raw veneers don't reveal their true beauty until you apply a finish, what you see is what you get, imperfections are noted in the photos, prices are reasonable, and they let you know if the veneers you order are truly flat. Flattening veneer is kind of a pain. I don't mess with anything that's not flat, and if this is your first go-round with veneering, neither should you.
In the last two years I have ordered at least $1000 worth of crotch avodire, Quilted Imbuya (pictured), Kewazinga/Waterfall Bubinga, and Maple Burl.