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 Banjo guitar GT-150 6 Strings

Gold Tone Banjo guitar GT-150 6 Strings

Price: $380.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 5h 10m
Vintage JH 6 String Banjo - Late 1800's -Early 1900's ?

Vintage JH 6 String Banjo - Late 1800's -Early 1900's ?

Price: $425.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 9h 14m
One of a kind Richelieu Banjo Model 4073 Texas Rose

One of a kind Richelieu Banjo Model 4073 Texas Rose

Price: $1,599.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 3h 17m
Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Trans Sunburst

Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Trans Sunburst

Price: $699.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 23h 12m
Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Trans Sunburst

Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Trans Sunburst

Price: $699.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 22h 28m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $549.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 3h 49m
Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Price: $1,889.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 47m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo,  Rosewood Fingerboard,  3-Color Sunburst

Price: $549.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 4h 42m
Recording King RKH-05 Dirty 30's 5-String Resonator Banjo

Recording King RKH-05 Dirty 30's 5-String Resonator Banjo

Price: $319.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 4h 19m
Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Price: $349.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 3h 2m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365228853

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365228853

Price: $531.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 8h 13m