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.

Gold Tone AC-6 Composite Resonator 6-String Banjitar Maple

Gold Tone AC-6 Composite Resonator 6-String Banjitar Maple

Price: $374.25 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 3h 48m
Deering B6 6-String Banjo Regular 888365931241

Deering B6 6-String Banjo Regular 888365931241

Price: $1,175.94 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 18h 31m
Deering Goodtime 6 String Banjo 2016 G6S

Deering Goodtime 6 String Banjo 2016 G6S

Price: $589.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 18h 16m
Framus 6 String Banjo 1969 Rosewood brand new hardshell case

Framus 6 String Banjo 1969 Rosewood brand new hardshell case

Price: $550.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 21d 14h 3m
GOLD TONE CC-Banjitar 6-string Banjo GUITAR

GOLD TONE CC-Banjitar 6-string Banjo GUITAR

Price: $455.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 20d 17h 7m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $799.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 16d 15h 52m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $799.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 16d 15h 46m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $799.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 16d 15h 41m
Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Transparent Sunburst

Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Transparent Sunburst

Price: $690.67 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 15d 6h 41m
Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo

Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo

Price: $319.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 15d 6h 6m
Gold Tone AC-6 Composite Resonator 6-String Banjitar Maple

Gold Tone AC-6 Composite Resonator 6-String Banjitar Maple

Price: $374.25 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 15d 5h 35m