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Carlo Robelli SBJ-005 5-String Banjo

Perfect for the budding or intermediate banjo player, the Carlo Robelli SBJ-005 5-String Banjo offers great quality and tone at an amazing value.


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MSRP: Old Price $289.99 Discounted Price $199.99 Save : $90.00 (31%)
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MSRP: Old Price $289.99 Discounted Price $199.99 Save : $90.00 (31%)
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Whether you're a beginner looking for your first banjo or an intermediate player on a budget, the SBJ-005 has got you covered. Representing an incredible value, the Carlo Robelli SBJ-005 5-String Banjo offers premium features, amazing tone and superb playability—all at a modest price point.

The SBJ-005 starts out with a Remo Weatherking banjo head and a gloss-finished mahogany rim to deliver that classic bright banjo twang and chime with great tonal balance. Featuring a 26.4" (670mm) scale length, the linden neck is carved into a comfortable "C" shape that’ll fit your hand like a glove. The neck comes dressed in a smooth gloss finish, and carries a rosewood fingerboard that houses 22 frets and dot inlays. A double action truss rod allows for easy neck adjustments so that you can maintain comfortable action and playability. The SBJ-005 comes fitted with a maple/rosewood bridge along with quality hardware including a chrome tailpiece, a set of chrome tuners with white buttons and a chrome armrest. Case not included.


  • Gloss-Finished Mahogany Rim and Remo Weatherking Banjo Head
  • "C"-Shaped Linden Neck with Gloss Finish and 26.4" Scale Length
  • 22-Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Maple and Rosewood Bridge with Chrome Tailpiece
  • Chrome Tuners with White Buttons and Chrome Armrest
  • Quality Banjo Perfect for Beginners or Intermediate Players on a Budget

Get your Carlo Robelli SBJ-005 5-String Banjo today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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  • 5-String Banjo

Banjo arrived with neck out of alignment


Love the banjo but it arrived impossible to correctly tune. Tried calling customer service but was put on eternal hold. Ended up identifying problem as a slightly twisted neck. With the aid of a YouTube video, I successfully got the neck properly lined up and everything has been good ever since. Not really that big of a deal, but Sam Ash might want to beef up its customer service team, and double check the quality arrangements it has with its suppliers.





Bought it for my grandson. He loves it. Looks great. Very happy with my purchase and the service was wonderful



I would buy this product again and get it professionally set


The end of the fret bars needed filed cause they would scratch my fingers. Other than that it sounds and plays beautifully



Great buy


Look and sounds high quality



Such a joy to play!


Play's great, stays in tune, and sounds fantastic. I should have bought this years ago.



Great quality


Great quality for the price point



A good buy for a mostly beginner banjo player.


Nice looking banjo; seems to be well made. At the given price I would say very hard to beat. Though I'm "hearing challenged" it sounds nice and stays in tune nicely, especially considering with new strings there is a fair bit of stretch for awhile. I haven't played it much to date but what I see and have used so far I find the instrument easier to play than my Gibson Long Neck open back banjo.



Absolutely thrilled!


I am VERY happy with the banjo I received from SamAsh. It was exactly as described. It was very securely packed, and had obviously been thoroughly checked out as promised. It's an excellent instrument that will reinforce my desire to learn to play!!



Great purchase!


Great build, superb sound. A very good option for beginners such as myself. #sweepstakes


Buenos Aires


I would recommend this to everybody


Great beginner banjo! Solid build, good attention to detail. The sound is superb. I know I will be using ot for a long time before I have to upgrade.



SBJ-005 5-String Banjo

4.8 14


Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 26.4"
Neck Shape "C"
Neck Wood Linden
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany Rim
Top Remo Weatherking Banjo Head
Bridge Type Maple/Rosewood
Tuning Machines Chrome with White Buttons
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Model SBJ-005
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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