Silver Street Nightwing

Owners’ Photos

Nightwing and Tommy Shaw owned by Tim in Michigan. Both guitars are 1985 examples and both feature “20” in the serial number. The Nightwing serial number is 020 and the Tommy Shaw has serial number TS-2085.
Nightwing with EMGs and custom wiring owned by Lance in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
Full frontal photo of Harry’s one-of-a-kind restored Nightwing with zebra finish (more below)
Gorgeous Nightwing offered on eBay. Owner unknown.
Lovely red Nightwing, serial number 14, with original brown HSC, owned by Jim in IN
Nightwing Blue
Nightwing Brown
Nightwing Refinished
Nightwing Restored
Nightwing Tobacco
Nightwing White Custom
Nightwing zebra, serial # 101, owned by Harry in Kalamazoo, MI.
Nightwing, red, serial # 024, owned by Roger in Ottawa, Canada.
Perfect fit for Nightwing. For USA availability contact
Very unusual and newly restored Nightwing owned by Harry in Kalamazoo. Great job, Harry!
Webmaster Murray with red Nightwing
Nightwing no. 104724 formerly owned by
Charles in FL.
Photos of Ken’s beautiful blue Nightwing, serial number 017, purchased new in Michigan in 1984. Ken now lives in California.
Silver Street Nightwing Controls Operation
1 – Pickup selector. Full size, three way toggle which is set up as most guitars: neck pickup only, neck + bridge pickups, bridge pickup only.
2 – Bridge pickup switch. Mini toggle, three position. Position one (up toward the player) is a single coil of the bridge pickup, position two is both coils in parallel and position three is both coils in series (as most humbuckers are normally wired). Series gives the most output, and a somewhat fuller sound than the parallel setting.
3 – Preamp switch. Mini toggle, two position. Up toward the player is the off position. The preamp is quite loud, and powered by a 9 volt battery (inset into the back of the guitar).
4 – Master volume.
5 – Master tone.
6 – Preamp volume. This pot does nothing as long as switch 3 is in the off position. This pot allows the preamp to be set from unity gain to about a 12-18 db boost. Unity gain is very useful for driving long cables without signal loss, while the boost is nice for driving a guitar amp into overdrive for solos, etc.
7 – Schaller Bridge. A very heavy two-piece bridge assembly, mounted on two Les Paul style posts set deeply into the body. Very good sustain from this unit, easy to intonate.
8 – DiMarzio humbucking pickup. Single coil/parallel/series is controlled by switch 2. This pickup has a fairly bright sound, with quite a bit of drive.
9 – DiMarzio PAF style humbucking pickup. Warm and very vintage sounding.
Pretty blue Nightwing, serial number 104724, now owned by Chris in Florida
Lovely Nightwing, s.n. 14185 sold at auction in 2019
Black hardtail Nightwing, serial number 11600. Thanks, Bruce, for this image from your archives.