OUR SEATS: Custom Shop Creations

Okay, we understand the drive for perfection, the need to create something totally unique – after all, that’s how we got started 40 years ago.
Maybe you’re a builder who’s designed a one-of-a-kind bike that can’t be fitted with – or can’t settle for – a mass-produced seat. Or maybe you’re a rider who demands a saddle that’s more “off the hook” than “off the shelf.”
Our Custom Shop Creations hark back to the day when Danny himself was designing and building every single saddle ­by hand. Our saddle artists carry on this tradition, and will work with you – one-on-one – to determine your overall design objectives, render the design in exacting detail, and once approved, will supervise the graphics fabrication of every custom seat.
To get started on your Custom Shop Creation, email us at info@dannygray.com.


The most interesting journeys are inevitably those that take us to unexpected places. That’s how premiere designer Thom Hansen found himself at Danny Gray.

Thom’s a multi-talented artist with over 20 years of experience who’s worked in the film special effects industry, on the design team for Harley Davidson’s CVO division, and has had his creations grace the bikes of custom builders like Dave Perewitz, Arlen Ness and Orange County Choppers, as well as those of manufacturers such as Big Dog, Big Bear Choppers, and American Ironhorse.

“I like working one-on-one with customers to learn something about their personalities as well as what they’re looking for in a custom saddle,” Thom says. “The process is really a close collaboration, and I have several customers who I now count as long-term friends.”

The most rewarding part of his job? Seeing the look on the customer’s face when he unveils the finished creation. “I’ve been doing this a long time and have created hundreds of saddle designs. But trust me, seeing happy customers never gets old. I love my job.”