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.

Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo w Pickup - Black Chrome Black Chrome

Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo w Pickup - Black Chrome Black Chrome

Price: $389.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 17h 13m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365228853

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365228853

Price: $531.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 14h 30m
GOLD TONE GT-500 6-string Banjo Guitar BANJITAR w HARD SHELL CASE new

GOLD TONE GT-500 6-string Banjo Guitar BANJITAR w  HARD SHELL CASE new

Price: $786.75 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 5h 53m
GOLD TONE GOLDTONE LOJO OT-6 6 STRING BANJO SIX STRING BANJO

GOLD TONE GOLDTONE LOJO OT-6 6 STRING BANJO SIX STRING BANJO

Price: $1,259.25 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 5h 47m
Gretsch G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo 6-String Banjo

Gretsch G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo 6-String Banjo

Price: $319.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 17h 23m
Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Price: $2,189.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 11h 35m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $549.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 3h 1m
Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Price: $2,189.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 26m
Gold Tone AC6+ BANJITAR with Pick Up and Gig Bag(Factory Blem)

Gold Tone AC6+ BANJITAR with Pick Up and Gig Bag(Factory Blem)

Price: $399.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 5d 24m
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: 27d 15h 41m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Price: $699.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 14h 5m