Yeah. They have been doing this for about two years or so. I've wondered myself who their builder is. They also have carried baritone and soprano ukes. I think they have had banjos too.
The worst of consumer parts. Crappy tuners. No imagination. Elderly is like the rest of the music industry grasping at straws to find a way to eat now that the bottom is out of vintage gear. I hope this is not the year of the chinese made CBG.
Besides, I think the Cigar Box Guitars are a mismatch for selling model wise. It take the unique character of the instrument away from what building cigar box guitars is all about. I think selling cigar box guitars should mainly be sold by the makers themselves. Cigar box Guitars are more about the unique qualities than to produce them because its modeling.
Just an opinion.