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 6-String Banjo

Gold Tone AC-6 Composite 6-String Banjo

Price: $482.67 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 14h 21m
Deering Boston 6-String Banjo with Pickup and Hard Case - Ganjo

Deering Boston 6-String Banjo with Pickup and Hard Case - Ganjo

Price: $1,100.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 6h 15m
Gold Tone AC-6 Composite 6-String Banjo

Gold Tone AC-6 Composite 6-String Banjo

Price: $457.77 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 8h 15m
Gold Tone AC-6 Composite 6-String Banjo

Gold Tone AC-6 Composite 6-String Banjo

Price: $504.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 8h 13m
NEW DEAN BACKWOODS 6-STRING BANJO GUITAR BLUEGRASS BANJITAR

NEW DEAN BACKWOODS 6-STRING BANJO GUITAR BLUEGRASS BANJITAR

Price: $329.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 1h 26m
Deering Eagle II 6-String Banjo

Deering Eagle II 6-String Banjo

Price: $2,749.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 3h 53m
Vintage Estate Banjo #31 Fender 6 String Banjo Guitar

Vintage Estate Banjo #31  Fender 6 String Banjo Guitar

Price: $399.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 23h 54m
LUNA Moonbird Bluegrass RESONATOR 6-string electric BANJITAR Banjo GUITAR

LUNA Moonbird Bluegrass RESONATOR 6-string electric BANJITAR Banjo GUITAR

Price: $389.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 20d 19h 34m
Dean Backwoods 6 string Banjo w Case and Pickup - GT-170

Dean Backwoods 6 string Banjo w  Case and Pickup - GT-170

Price: $349.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 19d 21h 6m