The Prototype II (SOLD)
Above: the front view of the second prototype. There are a few drips and sags in the epoxy, but this instrument is a lot smoother than the first.
Above: The back view.
Above: A photo with the bocal removed and a better angle on the finger holes.
Above: A few drips got into the bell section while the top coat of epoxy was drying. The epoxy is very tough and in this case it is in a hard place to work. Rather than risk damaging the instrument trying to sand out the drips I chose to leave them in. In the future I will mask off the bell when I am top coating with resin. The bell could be painted black and the drips would not be nearly as noticeable. If the future owner wants, I can do this before I ship the serpent out.
Above: addition view of all the pieces.
Above: The mouthpiece is made from a block of spalted maple, though this particular piece doesn't have much spalting. Still, it is a really nice piece of wood.
Above: Another view of the mouthpiece and the threaded end of the bocal. The dark sections on the thread are superglue, which hold the single layer onto the bocal.
Above: A good look at the receiver and the mouthpiece end of the bocal. The bocal will except standard tenor shank trombone mouthpieces. This gives the owner a wide range of mouthpieces to choose from.