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 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar 6-String Acoustic-Electric Banjo

Price: $786.75 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 20h 23m
Deering Maple Blossom 6-string

Deering Maple Blossom 6-string

Price: $2,200.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 29d 12h 37m
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 11h 26m
GOLD TONE 6-STRING ELECTRIC BANJO GUITAR OTHERWISE KNOWN AS BANJITAR

GOLD TONE 6-STRING ELECTRIC BANJO GUITAR OTHERWISE KNOWN AS BANJITAR

Price: $525.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 5d 1h 27m
Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365707297

Recording King 6-String Banjo Regular 888365707297

Price: $503.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 28d 4m
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: 27d 14h 34m
Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Transparent Sunburst

Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Transparent Sunburst

Price: $690.67 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 2h 23m
Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Trans Sunburst

Dean Gran Sport 6-String Solid Body Banjo Trans Sunburst

Price: $690.67 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 27d 1h 49m
Gretsch G9460 "Dixie" Guitar-Banjo with Gig Bag 6 String Banjo G24

Gretsch G9460 "Dixie" Guitar-Banjo with Gig Bag 6 String Banjo G24

Price: $499.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 18h 4m
Gold Tone GT-750 6-String Banjitar Deluxe Canadian Maple Banjo-Guitar

Gold Tone GT-750 6-String Banjitar Deluxe Canadian Maple Banjo-Guitar

Price: $749.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 26d 10h 25m
Fender Rustler 6 String Banjo

Fender Rustler 6 String Banjo

Price: $300.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 25d 21h 44m