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.

DEERING B6 6 STRING BANJO AND CASE

DEERING  B6  6 STRING BANJO AND CASE

Price: $1,095.00
Buy It Now: $1,425.00
Time Left: 6d 21h 32m
Indiana Six(6) String Banjo (Banjar)

Indiana Six(6) String Banjo (Banjar)

Price: $300.00
Buy It Now: $390.00
Time Left: 6d 11h 1m
Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo

Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo

Price: $319.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 24d 22h 15m
Gretsch G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo 6-String Banjo

Gretsch G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo 6-String Banjo

Price: $319.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 24d 21h 49m
Gretsch G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo 6-String Banjo

Gretsch G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo 6-String Banjo

Price: $319.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 24d 20h 19m
Morgan Monroe 6 string banjo, no longer produced, prototype

Morgan Monroe 6 string banjo,  no longer produced,  prototype

Price: $475.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 13h 54m
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: 24d 6h 59m
Dean Backwoods BW6E BC 6-String Electric Banjo with Case, Tuner

Dean Backwoods BW6E BC 6-String Electric Banjo with Case,  Tuner

Price: $479.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 23d 16h 20m