Just a quick observation that I have made over the past few weeks. I'd thought it the case for a while now, but actually had the chance to test the logic.
Over the past few weeks I have tried around 25 Gibson acoustics (J45's/J15's/J200's etc etc) in various stores around the south of the UK. I also played many Martin and Taylor guitars during this time (why not!).
There was not a single dud, not a single blemish or issue at all with any of them.
Yes they all sounded slightly different, and some may have lent themselves to particular players more that others. But there wasn't a bad one at all, and the differences between guitars was no greater than what I found for both Martin and Taylor.
Good time to be a guitarist - so many lovely instruments out there. Only struggle was trying to pick between them.