Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing to Auction Instruments and Other Gear

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International auction house Bonhams will be auctioning off 11 guitars from the collection of former Judas Priest member K.K. Downing next month as part of the Entertainment Memorabilia auction. 

The instruments up for sale include the 1967 Flying V that was Downing’s main guitar on Judas Priest albums spanning from 1976’s Sad Wings of Destiny to 1981’s Point of Entry. Other guitars in the auction include a custom V by Dan Johnson; a 1965 Fender Stratocaster; a 1971 Gibson Flying V Medallion; a ca. 2004 Gibson Flying V prototype; a ca. 1982 custom Hamer Vector; an Ovation Adamas acoustic; a 1972 Fender Precision bass; and more.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.