1) That bookmatached monkey face is intriguing. Too bad the joint is so crude....maybe they weren't through with the joining and were just mocking it up???
2)Apes are not descended from trees, but they did and still do descend out of the trees.
3) Colt, I have never seen a Gibson acoustic from the '60's with a maple top. IN fact, I can't recall having seen any Gibson acoustic with a maple top.....maple not being a very good tone wood for acoustic tops. Gibson has used maple for backs and sides for acoustics, for sure. Tops---spruce, mahogany and perhaps at times cedar.