I found a GT OT-6 in my price range. I am studying clawhammer banjo right now and plan on playing it that way when i get better. For now, I am a good three finger player, no picks, just old time flesh on string.
Anyone out there play a 6 string with short drone? I've watched loads of videos. I am looking forward to have the low string to fill out solo pieces. I'm excited as all get out!
Sonny Osborne is one of the best known pickers who used a six string but he played bluegrass on it. I am not sure who plays clawhammer on a six string.
BTW I built a six string a few years ago to try my hand at it. I am still trying to get the bugs worked out of it so it will be more enjoyable to play.
I put a 8 gauge string on my guitar in place of the low E string, tuned the A string down to a G and did a little clawhammer. My girlfriend loved it, but I put the E string back on it. I have heard people play clawhammer on a 6-string guitar without the short drone, but I never got it to sound any good.