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.

Luna 6-String Celtic Banjo Rosewood Fretboard - BGBCEL6

Luna 6-String Celtic Banjo Rosewood Fretboard - BGBCEL6

Price: $329.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 9d 19h 31m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Price: $699.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 17h 23m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo With Hardshell Case

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo With Hardshell Case

Price: $399.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 49m
Deering Boston 6, 6-string banjo, banjitar

Deering Boston 6,  6-string banjo,  banjitar

Price: $1,195.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 22h 40m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Price: $699.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 16h 52m
Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Price: $1,889.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 8h 16m
Gold Tone AC-6+ Composite 6-String Banjo w Gig Bag New Demo

Gold Tone AC-6+ Composite 6-String Banjo w  Gig Bag New Demo

Price: $450.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 20h 34m
Recording King RK-G25-BR 6 String Banjo *Hardshell Case* Guitar Banjo

Recording King RK-G25-BR 6 String Banjo *Hardshell Case* Guitar Banjo

Price: $699.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 21h 50m
Gold Tone Banjitar 6 String Banjo Guitar CCBanjitar

Gold Tone Banjitar 6 String Banjo Guitar CCBanjitar

Price: $554.25 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 5h
Vintage JH 6 String Zither Banjo - Late 1800's -Early 1900's ?

Vintage JH 6 String Zither  Banjo - Late 1800's -Early 1900's ?

Price: $350.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 16m
Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Price: $349.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 24d 2h 58m