This is a 1958 Gibson C-6 Richard Pick model. It was likely the 30th one ever made. Brazilian RW sides and back, mahogany neck, radiused(!) ebony fingerboard. It was a factory reject and would have gone in the dumpster if the R&D dept hadn't needed a guinea pig or two. The fingerboard is made from a scrap piece of ebony that had bad fret slots cut and then flipped over to have new slots cut. The top is wrinkled, like the vaccuum clamp was too aggressive and distorted the top. It was nonetheless assembled and sprayed with a thick experimental finish that is very much like the Italian guitars of the 60s (Vox, etc). Very thick brittle candy apple finish that cracked severely within a few days, according to the prior owner. The neck has no finish at all. It was given (or sold cheaply) to banjoist Eddie Collins right from the factory; it never went to a dealer. It was in his family until a few years ago when I bought it.
It's a wreck but I will die with this guitar.