One of the best-selling models in this section is the Gold Tone AC-6 Composite Resonator 6-String Banjitar. This instrument is a textbook case of going all the way: after all, if you're already leaving tradition behind to add guitar-style strings, you might as well take one step further and try a new body material that's durable and consistent enough to stand up to the busiest players' needs. But if a composite body is out of your comfort zone, that's no sweat - Gold Tone also makes plenty of 6-string banjos with time-tested materials and craftsmanship, from the entry level right up to super high-end instruments like the Gold Tone GT-750.
No matter which one of these Gold Tone 6-string banjos feels like the right one for you, there's no doubt that you're off to a good start on the path toward your next instrument. A banjo that plays like a guitar is certainly something worth considering for any musician who plays (or would like to play) either instrument... And who knows? Maybe when you have a 6-string banjo in your collection, you'll be the next artist to make "household name" status by playing one.