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.

Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Price: $314.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 20h 46m
Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Price: $314.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 20h 41m
FENDER RUSTLER 6 STRING BANJO, CLOSED BACK, Int'l Buyers Welcome

FENDER RUSTLER 6 STRING BANJO,  CLOSED BACK,  Int'l Buyers Welcome

Price: $349.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 16h 21m
GOLD TONE 6-STRING ELECTRIC BANJO GUITAR OTHERWISE KNOWN AS BANJITAR

GOLD TONE 6-STRING ELECTRIC BANJO GUITAR OTHERWISE KNOWN AS BANJITAR

Price: $515.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 2h 51m
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: 22d 22h 5m
Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Trans Sunburst

Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Trans Sunburst

Price: $690.67 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 21h 41m
Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo 6-String Banjo

Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo 6-String Banjo

Price: $319.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22d 20h 21m
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: 22d 20h 18m
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: 22d 20h 15m