Well, I went back and took a better look at the thing. It seemed to be some real cheap model (maybe for a school or something?) tho I couldn't find any model number on it. The finish on it was gray paint, the end and ends of the chord bars were covered with plastic. The plastic had been broken and glued on the end piece in a couple places. I started looking it over and noticed that there was a bowl shaped warp underneath the strings about 3" in diameter and 3/8" deep. Flipped it over to look at the bottom and it was warped from corner to corner. Having gotten that far I didn't even bother tuning it before making my decision to let it go by.
Thanx everyone who offered me advice. It was appreciated.