I'm giving the headboard high marks but I need to also point out that I haven't assembled it and used it yet. I am building a new house and starting to buy furnishings, but I have to store everything for a while until the house is ready. Having said that, when the headboard arrived I unpacked it and looked it all over carefully. It is very handsome and seems to be well-made. I already have a bed frame and it looks like the headboard will attach to it just fine. I'd been shopping everywhere for something of a specific height, shape, and style, not to mention price, with very unsuccessful results. I'd been hoping to find a brown leather headboard with upholstery tacks like this, but on the rare occasion when I'd find a contender, it was always much too tall (and too expensive). There's a height restriction because I plan to mount a 4' tall piece of art above the bed, beneath a 9' ceiling. This fairly low headboard answers the problem of height, and has the look and (more than) adequate quality for the price that I required.
The headboard arrived in only a few days. It was easy to put together and attached to our bed frame easily. It looks exactly like the photo. I was leery if it was truly leather; based on the low price, but it is marked "leather" and it feels like leather.
The headboard is as advertised, bonded leather with metal studding. It was easier to assemble than I expected, given the other comments. I was able to put it together by myself in less than an hour. It looks fabulous in the guest bedroom, and provides a masculine element in an otherwise traditional decor.