6 String Banjos for Sale


If you are already a pro at playing the guitar, you will find the 6-string banjo identical in every aspect to the playing of the guitar. Decay of the notes will be the only difference, with 6-strings having no sustain. This would allow the guitar player to transition directly into the banjo.

You can imitate playing a 5-string on a 6-string banjo, however it will never be authentic. The 6-string and the guitar are tuned entirely different that the 5-string which is tuned in open G, the 5th string being high G octave.

The 6 string have a good bottom end, which will support melody and other lead instruments. The gauge of the strings on a 6-string banjo are also thicker which may help in ease of playing. However, there still isnt a fifth string drone which is the key element that gives the banjo its sound and character. A couple other negative aspects of the 6-string is that the gauge of the strings is a bit too light to allow bottleneck playing, and also there isnt a bottom end to support other instruments or support playing blues solos effectively.

Vintage 1919-1924 The Gibson Banjo Guitar 6 String Open Back w original case

Vintage 1919-1924 The Gibson Banjo Guitar 6 String Open Back w original case

Price: $25,000.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 22h 24m
Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele Satin Natural

Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele Satin Natural

Price: $329.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 19h 54m
Lanikai LB6-S Soprano Banjolele Satin Natural w Clip-on Electronic Tuner

Lanikai LB6-S Soprano Banjolele Satin Natural w  Clip-on Electronic Tuner

Price: $329.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 19h 54m
Gold Tone CCBT 6 String Banjitar Acoustic Electric

Gold Tone CCBT 6 String Banjitar Acoustic Electric

Price: $499.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 17h 19m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $385.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 22h 34m
Deering Maple Blossom 6 string banjo

Deering Maple Blossom 6 string banjo

Price: $1,776.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 5d 5h 33m
Luna BGBCEL6 6-String Celtic Banjo Rosewood Fretboard

Luna BGBCEL6 6-String Celtic Banjo Rosewood Fretboard

Price: $349.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 7d 8h 52m
Deering Left Handed Golden Era Custom Built Banjo USA Made W Case

Deering Left Handed Golden Era Custom Built Banjo USA Made W Case

Price: $2,495.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 1h 19m