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 Maple Banjo-Guitar

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

Price: $699.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 7h 23m
Dean BW6E BC Backwoods 6 String Acoustic Electric Banjo: FREE Shipping!

Dean BW6E BC Backwoods 6 String Acoustic Electric Banjo:  FREE Shipping!

Price: $389.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 16h 2m
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: 28d 21h 24m
Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Price: $349.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 1h 52m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $789.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 23h 2m
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: 27d 20h 36m
Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo

Price: $789.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 17h 28m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365228853

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365228853

Price: $531.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 4h 35m
Deering Banjo, Boston B6 Banjo, 6 String banjo

Deering Banjo,  Boston B6 Banjo,  6 String banjo

Price: $1,350.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 7d 2h 26m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $385.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 21h 15m
Gold Tone Banjitar 6 String Banjo Guitar CCBanjitar

Gold Tone Banjitar 6 String Banjo Guitar CCBanjitar

Price: $554.25 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 4h 36m