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 23h 12m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Price: $699.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 20h 42m
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: 29d 7h 54m
Dean BW6E BC Classic Black 6-String w Pickup Backwoods Banjo w Gig Bag!

Dean BW6E BC Classic Black 6-String w Pickup Backwoods Banjo w Gig Bag!

Price: $389.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 23h 55m
Dean Guitars BW6E BC Classic Black 6-String Backwoods Banjo with Pickup!

Dean Guitars BW6E BC Classic Black 6-String Backwoods Banjo with Pickup!

Price: $389.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 23h 54m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular

Price: $699.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 20h 10m
Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Price: $1,889.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 14h 2m
Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Deering B6 6-String Banjo

Price: $1,889.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 11h 32m
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: $300.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 7h 34m
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: 26d 5h 34m
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: 26d 5h 37m