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 GT-750 6-String Banjitar Deluxe Canadian Maple Banjo-Guitar

Gold Tone GT-750 6-String Banjitar Deluxe Canadian Maple Banjo-Guitar

Price: $749.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 18h 24m
Deering Maple Blossom 6 String Banjo

Deering Maple Blossom 6 String Banjo

Price: $2,300.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 16h 6m
Dean Backwoods 6 string banjo with pick-up

Dean Backwoods 6 string banjo with pick-up

Price: $325.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 5d 18h 48m
Banjo: 6 string-Fender-RUSTLER-cd13101144

Banjo: 6 string-Fender-RUSTLER-cd13101144

Price: $445.00
Buy It Now: $579.15
Time Left: 5d 19h 51m
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: 28d 4h
NEW ARIA SB-10G SIX STRING BANJO -24 BRACKET - 6 STRING BANJITAR

NEW ARIA SB-10G SIX STRING BANJO -24 BRACKET - 6 STRING BANJITAR

Price: $419.95 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 4h 37m
Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Price: $349.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 4h 14m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $789.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 1h 24m
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: 25d 23h 24m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $789.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 20h
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365228853

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365228853

Price: $466.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 7h 21m