K.K. Downing, the former Judas Priest guitarist is about to sell a collection of his stage and studio equipment at auction in London.
Bonhams of New Bond Street will have the goods go under the hammer on Tuesday 11th of December. Included in the auction package will be 11 of Downing’s guitars including his classic 1967 Flying V. The very same guitar that Downing used on all of Judas Priest’s first seven studio albums. The guitars asking price is expected to bring in a cool which has an asking price of around $22.000.
As well as the Flying V, up for grabs will be a 1971 Gibson Flying V Medallion Guitar that can be seen in the video for ‘Breaking The Law,’ and a 1975 custom ‘V’ guitar by Dan Johnson that was used on the ‘Sad Wings Of Destiny’, ‘Jugulator’ and ‘Demolition’ albums.
Also included in the auction will be K.K.’s various Marshall and Mesa Boogie amplifiers, leather jackets that were used on the Turbo and Screaming for Vengeance tours, as well as pedal boards and even a Linndrum drum machine.
All in all, there will be 22 items, you check them all by clicking here,K.K.’s collection is part of a larger memorabilia sale at the world-famous auction house that will also be selling various items from the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Queen and more.
This latest sale by K.K. Downing comes on the heels of him selling his share to 136 Judas Priest songs that included the bands hits including ‘Breaking The Law’, ‘Living After Midnight’ and ‘Painkiller’
The guitar player has had a number of financial setbacks of late. He funded millions into the 320-acre Astbury Hall estate in Shropshire, however, the luxury golf resort fell into financial disarray and was put up for sale for a huge loss for £10million in 2018.
K.K. is now out promoting his autobiography ‘Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest.’