The Encore and Stage One are excellent guitars. I have owned an Encore and played many shows with it. It is lightweight yet solid. Playability is as good as any guitar on the market. Tuning is very stable as well and tone is superb. I highly recommend it.
The Stage One sounds and plays as good as any pro level instrument. I used one for about a year on a Conway Twitty tribute show in Branson, Missouri and it performed well. The tone was amazing.
You will not find a better guitar or a nicer man than Doug Earnest to deal with.