Agree that fretboard doesn't look like Brazilian at all. Brazilian has larger and more elongated pores. And then the hack job on the frets. Almost makes you wonder if you're dealing with the real builder and not some scammer impersonating him. I know it sounds crazy but how can these guitars be made by the same person?
The thing with the Klusons swapped for Grovers and the imprecise inlays I could imagine being done to simulate an aged guitar. A 1950s LP would have started life with Klusons and have shrunken inlays. But even so this looks like amateur hour. Also the "relicing" like in the 5th photo from the top, where it shows the underside of the fretboard, and the way the finish has just been sanded down. As far as relicing jobs go, that's as unrealistic as it gets.
As an aside, how he hasn't got sued by Gibson building these for what must be about a decade now, I have no idea.
I think the scammer idea makes some sense. Steve freely gives his phone number to customers. That is how we keep in touch. First time we talked for over an hour and regular text messages from him on his mobile number.
OP said "I can’t call no number . As far as concerns shared we’ve argued viciously ." Sorry but wrong. If you were actually dealing with Steve Hague you would have his phone number. So either the OP is doing a hit job on Steve for some reason or his friend refered him to some scammer who sent him some old beat up build by who knows who? This whole thread stinks. I smell a rat.