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.

BRAND NEW GOLD TONE GOLDTONE AC 6+ 6 STRING SIX STRING BANJO

BRAND NEW GOLD TONE GOLDTONE AC 6+ 6 STRING SIX STRING BANJO

Price: $472.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 21h 37m
Fender Rustler 6 String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6 String Banjo

Price: $549.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 21h 37m
BRAND NEW GOLD TONE GOLDTONE AC-6 COMPOSITE 6 STRING SIX STRING BANJO

BRAND NEW GOLD TONE GOLDTONE AC-6 COMPOSITE 6 STRING SIX STRING BANJO

Price: $374.25 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 21h 9m
Vintage Framus 6-String Banjo

Vintage Framus 6-String Banjo

Price: $595.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 9d 1h 59m
Recording King RK-G25-BR Banjitar 6-string Banjo Guitar

Recording King RK-G25-BR Banjitar 6-string Banjo Guitar

Price: $429.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 1h 43m
GOLD TONE GOLDTONE 6 STRING BT-14 SIX STRING BANJO W HARD CASE

GOLD TONE GOLDTONE 6 STRING BT-14 SIX STRING BANJO W  HARD CASE

Price: $1,214.25 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 21h 21m