2021 Buckham Guitars OM Acoustic Guitar (w/ Falcate Bracing)

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John Buckham is an Australian luthier who makes premium steel-string fingerstyle guitars. John was inspired to make guitars in 2006 whilst in Manson's Guitar Shop in Exeter - the inspiration being Andy Manson's exquisite acoustic guitars. 

The other major influence in his building was being introduced to  Falcate top bracing developed by English designer/scientist/craftsman Trevor Gore. 

This style of bracing produces beautiful strong clear notes with a lot of volume due to it being lighter for the same stiffness compared to more traditional bracing patterns. 

John handmakes his guitars in Australia from some of the finest materials available. He uses traditional tonewoods like Rosewood and Mahogany as well as Australian woods such as Australian Blackwood and She-Oak.  

John strives to put tonewood combinations together for a pleasing aesthetic as well as optimum sonic performance.

When you play a Buckham guitar you are experiencing a blend of fine hand craftsmanship, traditional and contemporary lutherie techniques, and thoughtfully chosen high-grade tonewoods.


Welcome to our collection of pre-owned and refurbished music gear, meticulously inspected and tested before joining our inventory. Each item has its unique history, with some showcasing pristine quality while others boast a bit more character, embodying the essence of their past use. We encourage you to examine the accompanying photos closely, as they serve as an integral part of the item's description, providing insight into its condition and individual charm.


We offer several different shipping rates for each category of item - the cost of which will be adjusted at the point of checkout. If postage is selected, it will be packed very carefully and sent within 3 working days of purchase. If you have any questions, please contact us by email or phone before purchasing.


Here at Life Guitars, we pride ourselves on breathing new life into pre-loved guitars, amps, and pedals. Regardless of ability and musical preferences, we have just the thing for you! We stock everything from entry-level and beginner equipment to professional-grade gear and rare/vintage/collectable pieces.

We are also now stocking a select variety of brand-new stock, this is a new venture for us, primarily so we can ensure that we are catering to all musical instrument preferences.


We will not accept any returns if modifications or adjustments have been made to our items. Our equipment has been professionally appraised and worked on and any further work beyond ours invalidates any possibility of return. If you wish for any work to be done due to a suspected issue with an item you have purchased from us, it will need to be done by an accredited VAT-registered workshop or guitar store, with our prior consent.