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K.K. Downing Shows Off His Classic Judas Priest Guitars

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing treated fans to his trove of Seventies- and Eighties-era Priest gear a few years ago, when he uploaded the video “Toys in the Attic.” That video featured several of Downing’s Flying Vs as well as a Marshall amp and pedalboard.

Downing later uploaded the sequel, “Toys in the Attic Vol. 2,” in which he shows off a range of axes, from his Eighties Hamers up to his recent KxK models.

You can check out the first "Toys in the Attic" video above, and its sequel below.

As the founding guitarist of Judas Priest, Downing performed with the group from 1968 to 2011. Around the time of his departure, Downing noted, “There had been an ongoing breakdown in working relationships between myself, elements of the band and management for some time.” 

He said at the time there were at least “21 reasons” why he left Priest, but didn’t go into detail. He subsequently published an autobiography, Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest, in 2018.