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E++, Nearly New with no visible signs of wear or damage


E+, Looks & plays like new, with very, very few signs of handling


E+/E, In-between grade


E, Still very shiny, near new looking, with slight visible signs of wear and a few nearly inaudible scuffs and scratches


E/E-, In-between grade


E-, Still shiny but without the luster of a new record, few light scratches.


VG++, In-between grade


VG+, Slightly above average condition 78 in which scuffs and general use has dulled the finish somewhat. Wear is moderate but playing is generally free from distortion. Surface noise not overly pronounced


VG+/VG, In-between grade


VG, An average condition 78 - moderate wear throughout, but still very playable. Surface somewhat dull with noise and scratches audible but not intrusive.


VG/VG-, In-between grade


VG-, Quite playable still, but distortion and heavy graying in loud passages. Music remains loud in most passages. Surface noise and scratches well below music level.


G++, In-between grade


G+, Quite seriously worn and scratched, but music level is still higher than surface noise. Grey throughout but still serviceable. Music begins to sound muffled.


G+/G, In-between grade


G, Wear and scratch damage extensive. Listening can become uncomfortable as music and surface noise are blending.


G/G-, In-between grade


G-, Music barely audible over surface noise & listening is uncomfortable. Record is borderline unplayable.


See Description,  A wildcard grade that can be used by a seller when standard grading does not apply or when a record (or item) has special attributes (or defects) that can affect how the item is assigned a grade.


 

 

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