There's a guitar with this type of neck at a local store here. It's not this same guitar, but it has the same fretboard.
I don't like it. It looks too busy and the edges are hard to notice because of the binding. I haven't played it, though, so maybe it's different when you're actually playing it.
The binding comes up onto the face of the fretboard.
I like how the deluxes play but I find the abalone inlays to be way tacky and takes a lot away from the guitar looks wise.