Stackhouse & BluEsoterica|
Missouri, United States
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LPs and 45s are graded M (mint), NM (near mint), VG+, VG (very good), VG-, G+, G (good), G-, F (fair), and P (poor). A VG+ record may have some visible scuffs and light scratches and plays well with little surface noise. Scratches on records graded VG and VG- may be deep enough to feel with your fingernail, or there may be scratches throughout that cause surface noise. On records in the G+, G and G- range the level of the music is still above the surface noise caused by scuffs and scratches. Surface noise is as loud as the music on records graded F and louder than the music on P records. Jackets graded VG+ have only slight wear; jackets graded VG are more worn but still intact unless defects are noted. G jackets show definite damage and F and P jackets are probably falling apart. Splits, markings, cut corners, and other defects will be noted.
[+ and – denote in-between grades. Grades with a slash in between indicate the condition of Side A/Side B.]
Most LPs, EPs and 45s are visually graded.
78 RPM RECORD GRADING
Most of the following descriptions are based on the Vintage Jazz Mart grading codes.
N (new) or M (mint): New and unplayed. NM or N- (near mint): Nearly same as M but played a few times. or showing minimal storage wear.
E+: plays almost like new, with very few signs of handling, such as tiny scuffs from being slipped in and out of jackets.
E: excellent (still very shiny, near new looking with few or no visible signs of groove wear but may have a few inaudible scuffs.
E-: still shiny, but without the luster of a new record. Very little wear, plays distortion-free. May have a few minor scuffs.
V+ or VG+: An “average” looking 78 in which scuffs and general use has dulled finish somewhat. Wear is moderate but playing is generally free of distortion. Surface noise still not pronounced.
V or VG: very good (moderate, even wear throughout but still very playable. Surface noise and scratches audible but not too intrusive.)
V- or VG- = quite playable; may have some distortion in louder passages but music remains loud in most places. Surface noise from wear and scratches are below music level.
G+: gray throughout or quite scuffed but still serviceable. Music begins to sound muffled.
G (good): quite worn/damaged, but surface noise still below music level. Listenable.
G-: Music muffled from wear but still exceeds surface noise.
F+: Music remains audible over surface noise but listening uncomfortable.
F (fair): Surface noise is as loud as the music.
P (poor): unplayable.
Note: Some 78s look mint or near mint and may be graded so, but may play with some surface noise due to poor quality pressing material. Payment
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