Since then, he has been knocking out mad cool custom Trumpets on a regular basis, all of em represent a quite specific 'house' style [and there's nothin wrong with that] where attention to minimalist detail, quality of finish and function for the real world reign supreme . . . . the latest Monkey Mosheen, christened in a decidedly Germanic flavour, "Frau Blucher", [fucked if I know why, but I have recollections of a Frau Blucher in a flick] is true to all of the above, no frills, no fluff, no Lucas Prince of Darkness non-electrics, built to ride and right to run.
The shit that I really dig about the Monkey Man's bikes is that they show a real respect for some of the 'classic' elements of the bobber/hot rod look but also incorporate a consistant visual sexiness and purpose peculiar to the eye of their creator . . . . yes, there is a similarity among all of Dan's work, but as mentioned already, a specific 'house style', when executed with flawless precision like this by the builder, is only something to be applauded.
Not everybody wants to, or can, go off on a completely different tangent with each new project, but to continually refine, tweak, twist and evolve what you like to do is a noble and honest pursuit . . . . as much as I love chops where the builders utilise old, used, rebirthed and modified components just as much as I dig dead stock, as per factory, restorations and all points in between, the Angry Monkey sickles really give me the horn on their own peculiar and unique merits . . . . good job Dan, love your work !!!