Hi all. If this should be somewhere by all means move it! So, I've never been one much for acoustic guitars, especially steel string. I think they sound great, but I don't like playing them, not really. Having said that, I would like something for around the house to diddy around on. Something that doesn't need power--just pick it up and play it and then set it back a moment later. It's also better to have an acoustic instrument than an electric if it ever comes to sing-alongs, at least in my opinion. Anyhow, I saw a video for Taylor Swift, and I see her playing a 6 string banjo, just power chording away. I never knew that a 6 string banjo could be played the same as a guitar! I figured it was tuned upside down and weird-ways like normal banjos that I do not know how to play. But in light of that I apparently already know how to play the 6 string banjo, I think I would like to get one. It would fill the role of giving me a new instrument to try, and also to have an acoustic instrument in the home. I could always just put the 6 sting banjo in open tuning and then I could play it like a traditional 4/5 string banjo... right? OK, so, this post is kinda jumping all over the place. Can anyone tell me: What am I looking for in a good banjo? Any entry level, 6 string banjo recommendations? Can you flatpick them at all? or do I need to learn to use banjo picks? Banjo banjo banjo?