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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 $169.99 Save : $120.00 (41%)
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MSRP: Old Price $289.99 Discounted Price $169.99 Save : $120.00 (41%)
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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.

Things You Will Get:

  • 5-String Banjo

A Solidly Manufactured Instrument


So, I ventured into Sam Ash one day with a very vague idea of what I wanted. I have never played an instrument, but in a not-so-rare whim of spontaneity my friends and I decided we want to start a bluegrass band. It was probably obvious to anybody in the tri-county area that I didn't belong in a music store as I meandered around picking up random instruments (probably upside-down). James, my now-favorite sales associate, came to the rescue and helped me sort things out. We discussed my situation briefly. We came the conclusion that buying an expensive, high-end banjo might not be the best move for a 33 year-old, musically illiterate individual. But alas, I also don't want to end up with a piece of junk by playing the odds on repurchasing something off of a questionable internet marketplace. If the bluegrass band takes off, THEN I can purchase a high end, pretentious banjo. This Carlo Robelli resonator banjo is a sleek and sophisticated. It is a solidly manufactured instrument that fulfills all of my banjo-playing needs. I daresay it would fulfill anybody's banjo needs. I have it proudly displayed on a guitar mount on my bedroom wall. It sounds great, it looks great, and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a banjo- whether they be a naive newcomer or a seasoned bluegrass veteran.



If I had to do it over...I'd buy it again.


Good little 5-string. I needed an inexpensive banjo to bring with me, while overseas. I've played it almost every day for the past 7 weeks since I purchased it and it has not disappointed me. Once it's set up properly it's got decent tone and stays a tune quite well. It's not a concert banjo, it's not high quality and it has imperfections, but does have a nice finish and look to it. If you're a professional you probably won't appreciate this instrument as much as I do, BUT if you're looking for a cheap travel banjo or you're just starting out, this is a great option. It's a pure joy to play that won't break the bank.



worth it to buy & own


what I wanted,It is awesome!



Nice instrument for a reasonable price.


Very nice looking and good sounding banjo for a Christmas gift. My wife is very happy with it. It is beautiful to look at and it holds a tune well. Decent action for such a low price. Although I play a lefty guitar, I am tempted to learn to play on this right handed banjo.

Steve the southpaw.

Northern Indiana


SBJ-005 5-String Banjo

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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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