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 ES-BANJITAR 6 String Solid Body Banjitar

Gold Tone ES-BANJITAR 6 String Solid Body Banjitar

Price: $884.25 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 16m
Recording King RK-G25-BR Madison 6-String Banjo Banjitar

Recording King RK-G25-BR Madison 6-String Banjo Banjitar

Price: $450.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22h 40m
Morgan Monroe 6 string banjo, no longer produced, prototype

Morgan Monroe 6 string banjo,  no longer produced,  prototype

Price: $425.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 4h 38m
Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo

Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo

Price: $319.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 11h 45m
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: 26d 11h 17m
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: 25d 20h 9m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365707297

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365707297

Price: $559.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 8h 33m
Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Price: $786.75 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 5h 59m
Gold Tone AC-6+ Composite 6-String Banjo

Gold Tone AC-6+ Composite 6-String Banjo

Price: $472.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 5h 58m