Gonzo absolutely can hold his bugle. Mine has been holding it since day one and there are several examples of it over at Palisades' Forum. Took me a couple seconds, took some members with less nimble fingers a little longer. One hand cups the bugle, the other doesn't necessarily cup it, but helps hold and balance it in place. Sure it can be explained better, but with the very minimum of experimentation you should be able to figure it out. It looks like he's taking a breath and about to blow into it.