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.

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

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

Price: $525.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 6d 16h 49m
NEW STAGG 6 STRING BANJO "BANJITAR" W RESONATOR and TUNER

NEW STAGG 6 STRING BANJO "BANJITAR" W RESONATOR and TUNER

Price: $325.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 18h 34m
Morgan Monroe Rocky Top 6 String Banjo w Case

Morgan Monroe Rocky Top 6 String Banjo w Case

Price: $300.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 5d 14h 2m
Luna BGBCEL6 6-String Celtic Banjo Rosewood Fretboard

Luna BGBCEL6 6-String Celtic Banjo Rosewood Fretboard

Price: $349.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 8d 7h 52m
Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic Electric Banjo with Deluxe Case

Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic Electric Banjo with Deluxe Case

Price: $2,189.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 6h 50m
Deering Left Handed Golden Era Custom Built Banjo USA Made W Case

Deering Left Handed Golden Era Custom Built Banjo USA Made W Case

Price: $1,999.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 17h 5m
Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Deering Boston 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Price: $2,189.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 14h 37m
Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Price: $1,795.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 14h 16m
Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo w Pickup - Black Chrome Black Chrome

Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo w Pickup - Black Chrome Black Chrome

Price: $389.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 14h 16m
Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Luna Guitars Celtic 6-String Banjo

Price: $349.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 13h 14m
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: 25d 13h 13m