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Record Grading

Grading System

Below are the grades we use and a brief explanation for each.

Grade Explanation
SS Still Sealed In factory-fresh condition.
M Mint I don't use this grade.
M- Mint Minus A near perfect, probably unplayed record.
VG+ Very Good Plus Close to like new with only superficial signs of use that don’t affect play. Only well cared for records will grade out to VG+. Will satisfy all but the most demanding collector.
VG Very Good A used, reasonable copy. There will be obvious signs of wear and the possibility of light surface noise between tracks or during quiet passages, but still quite nice.
VG- Very Good Minus Significant wear and marks and usually quite noticeable surface noise.
G+ Good Plus In the record world, 'Good' is not good! From here on down (Fair, Poor), we’re talking about beat-up records.

* Unless noted, every record is an original issue for the label and catalog number.