A viola by K. Lothar Meisel, made in 1957 in Owatonna. This viola is in near mint condition and is listed as viola #5. K. Lothar Meisel was emplored by the Scherl and Roth Company but is best known for his work that came out of his personal workshop in Owatonna, Minnesota. This viola measures 16” and was purchased in the 70’s from K. Lothar Meisel himself. It features a Meisel bridge and is in fine playing condition, the varnish is a rich red-orange. K. Lothar Meisel made over 200 instruments and was awarded certificates for his work by the Violin Making Society of America in 1978, 1980 and 1982. This viola is priced at $12,500.