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.

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: 29d 9h 7m
Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Price: $349.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 19h 47m
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 17h 58m
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: 28d 9h 11m
Deering B6 Boston 6 String Banjo OHSC

Deering B6 Boston 6 String Banjo OHSC

Price: $1,199.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 8d 5h 9m
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: 28d 4h 17m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $476.39 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 7h 50m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $476.39 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 7h 49m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $476.39 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 2h 12m
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: 2d 22h 30m
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: 2d 22h 20m