A modern revival of these instruments (also known as the Cigar Box Guitar Revolution) has been gathering momentum with an increase in cigar box guitar builders and performers. The current recycling environment supports the DIYers that are crafting cigar box guitars. Building them can be inexpensive in comparison with even the lowest price manufactured guitars. Many modern cigar box guitar makers can be seen as practitioners of a type of lutherie and implement various personal touches, such as the addition of pickups and resonator cones.
Example of a Big White Dog Guitar being played at New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival