I am curious if there is interest in replace ment of snake skin tops on their cherished instruments or making U.S. èrhú? I am a woodworker and I live in South Florida where Burmese Python are an evasive species. More research is need to know the rules of repairing instruments from abroad but I believe you could replace a skin top with Florida Burmese Python for repairs in U.S.
I have been wanting to build Pear wood or Haiwiian Koa èrhús. There is a lot of beautiful wood to experiment. Now I see you might be able to use these snakes if killed humanely.
Here is a link to from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/python/?redirect=python