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Product Description


Artist BJ01 5 String, 24 Bracket Bluegrass Banjo with Geared 5th Tuner

This full scale BJ01 5 string banjo from Artist gives you all the features you'd expect on a much more expensive banjo. This banjo sounds and feels great.

Whether you're a seasoned musician or just starting out, this banjo will be a perfect addition to any collection. The BJ01 features a geared 5th string tuner. This is very important for both tuning and playability. This banjo brings you all the classic tones of a traditional 5 string banjo.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: BJ01

Overall Length: 38.5 Inches

Type: 5 String, 24 Brackets, Single Rod, Bluegrass

Top: Remo; Synthetic Plastic; 3/8 inch Low collar Height

Nut: 1.25" Width Plastic Nut

Back: Laminated Sapelle; Closed Back

Neck: 3-ply Okumen Neck with a Rosewood Fingerboard

Scale Length: 24.3 inches; 22 frets

String Gauges: 11,13,16,26,10

Included Accessory: Padded Bag

Finish: Gloss

Optional Hardcases: BJC500DX


Reviews (18)

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1St Banjo

By: on 11 March 2024
Always wanted to play one! Been a Guitarist from age 7, read & write music. So I saw this on Artiest Guitars & Thought buy it & Learn. Unreal knowing & downloading the cords was cool, but playing by ear & doing a few new song to Loop !!!!!! Thanx Guy's

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it.

Artist BJ01 5 string. A jo

By: on 24 February 2024
I am most impressed with the quality of this instrument. Straight out of the box, it was wonderful to play and admire.

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Thanks for your review! We are always here if you have any questions.

Artist BJ01 5 String banjo

By: on 19 December 2023
Beautiful instrument. Quick delivery. Great packing. Was almost in tune on arrival. Love it. Lonnie Donegan would be proud of me.

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Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate it.

Artist BJ015 string 24 bracket bluegrass banjo wi

By: on 28 November 2023
I am very happy with the banjo, my husband was so happy to get it and is so happy with it we will come through you guys again before our own state. Keep up the good material

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!


By: on 3 July 2023
They will charge your card without purchasing the product

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I am so sorry for the inconvenience. Our business is definitely legitimate. Please send us the details of the charge so we may address this or you can dispute the charge with your card's bank.

Excellent value

By: on 13 January 2023
I am a guitar player who has two Artist 335 guitars in his collections. I have just started on the banjo - but as inexperienced in banjo as I am,I think it excellent value - sounds very good, pretty good playability, and the tuners don’t slip. For the price I can’t imagine a better deal for someone starting banjo.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your kind words. We truly appreciate your continued support with us and the review you have left for the Banjo.

Amazing quality.

By: on 6 October 2022
I am a guitar player and know very little about banjos. That said, I am very happy with the build quality of this instrument. Intonation and action were perfect straight from the box. Artist's delivery and service is second to none.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review. We truly appreciate it. We're always here if you need anything. Cheers!

Always the best Online store

By: on 18 January 2022
Everytime I use artist guitars I'm always happy , quality products and the fastest post in australia.the choice in is easy.

Artist Guitars Response
We're glad to know you're happy! Thank you so much. Cheers!

Such pretty sound

By: on 11 January 2022
Highly recommend! Incredible quality overall and has the twangy bluegrass sound you want in a banjo! Easy to learn on and is an incredibly well made instrument especially for one on the lower end of the pricing scale!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Never Owned a Banjo Before - Thought I'd GIve It A

By: on 29 November 2021
I own a lot of guitars, but never owned a banjo. When an ex-display came up I jumped at it. Even with the cruddy strings on it, it still has that bright banjo sound. Sounds even better once I replaced the strings. Overall build quality is pretty good other than some sharp fret ends which I sort of expect on cheaper instruments. But it's easily fixed. The banjo has neck binding, hardware's nice and shinny (even being an ex-demo). That gives me confidence it's not going to rust in the coming years. Going off other guitars, the actions higher than I would expect, but I have to have a look at banjo specs and how they differ to setup. But at the price, I'm blown away with what you get., even paying new price.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Artist 5 String Banjo

By: on 13 November 2021
I received my Banjo as a birthday gift from my daughter. I have been playing guitar for 40 plus years and have a large number of them. I was surprised by the build quality. It looks great. I have found that I keep picking it up and playing it. A whole new world has opened up. I love the unique sound. Thanks Artist Guitars.

Artist Guitars Response
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support

Great Banjo

By: on 9 November 2021
Straight out of the box the banjo looked great and arrived on time and intact. After some tuning and a slight tension of the head, the banjo played nicely, no buzzing or any issues and the action was low and easy to play. I removed the resonator because i prefer the sound without which is a nice option to choose either. I would definitely recommend this product.

Artist Guitars Response
Wow, thank you so much for your great feedback! We are so happy you love this banjo. It really means a lot to us!

Great Banjo

By: on 6 October 2021
Always wanted to learn to play banjo, what better time than in a pandemic. Great quality and sounds fantastic, very fast delivery and arrived safe and sound. Thank you team AG!

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It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate it.


By: on 18 May 2021
All I can say is wow... love this banjo, i am a beginner and it is my first banjo but the feel, finish, quality and the sound is fantastic especially for the low cost of this instrument, as for the service and sales at Artist Guitars, just cant fault anything, my experience's with online ordering, purchasing and delivery were exceptional and have already been back to order further accessories to advance my first play... here's to you Artist Guitars and a great team who got me musical....

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the awesome review and for your trust. We are always stoked to hear whenever our customers are satisfied with their purchase from us!

Pretty good

By: on 25 December 2020
No complaints. Perfect beginner banjo

Nice Banjo

By: on 8 August 2020
I love this banjo 24brackets is special so is the sound. On the porch or on stage its got the bluegrass sounds I love


By: on 18 December 2019
I ordered this banjo for my granddaughter's birthday and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of build of this instrument. I have dealt with Artist on a number of occasions and have always been more than happy with my purchases.

Great Banjo - love it!!

By: on 4 November 2019
My first Banjo, absolutely love it, good solid quality and great bluegrass sound!

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