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-500 Banjitar Rosewood 6 String Banjo

Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar Rosewood 6 String Banjo

Price: $786.75 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 4h
Luna BGBCEL6 6-String Celtic Banjo Rosewood Fretboard

Luna BGBCEL6 6-String Celtic Banjo Rosewood Fretboard

Price: $349.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 7d 19h 19m
Academy 6 String Banjo w Hardshell case

Academy 6 String Banjo w  Hardshell case

Price: $300.00
Buy It Now: $425.00
Time Left: 4d 1h 58m
Deering Boston 6 Banjo 6 String

Deering Boston 6 Banjo 6 String

Price: $1,795.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 4h 30m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $479.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 22h 37m
Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo

Price: $479.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 22h 32m
Deering Left Handed Golden Era Amazing 5 String Banjo USA Made W Case

Deering Left Handed Golden Era Amazing 5 String Banjo USA Made W Case

Price: $1,799.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 20h 22m
Luna Guitars BGB-CEL-6 6-String Celtic Blue Grass Banjo - Free Shipping

Luna Guitars BGB-CEL-6 6-String Celtic Blue Grass Banjo - Free Shipping

Price: $331.55 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 23d 19h 55m