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 BW6E BC Classic Black 6-String w Pickup Backwoods Banjo w Case!

Dean BW6E BC Classic Black 6-String w Pickup Backwoods Banjo w  Case!

Price: $419.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 20h 49m
Dean Guitars BW6E BC Classic Black 6-String Backwoods Banjo with Pickup!

Dean Guitars BW6E BC Classic Black 6-String Backwoods Banjo with Pickup!

Price: $389.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 20h 38m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $799.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 18h 55m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $799.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 15h 54m
Deering B6 6-String Banjo LN

Deering B6 6-String Banjo LN

Price: $999.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 46m
Indiana 6 String "Guitjo" C-xyzz

Indiana 6 String "Guitjo"   C-xyzz

Price: $379.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 23h 6m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $799.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 18h 15m
Vintage Aria Six 6-String Banjo Guitar Banjitar Hardshell Case

Vintage Aria Six 6-String Banjo Guitar Banjitar Hardshell Case

Price: $399.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 2h 39m
Gold Tone AC-6 Composite Resonator 6-String Banjitar Maple LN

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

Price: $308.75 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 30m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $350.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 5d 2h 51m