Second hand LP's

SECOND HAND GRADING VINYL

  • MINT (M)

    Like new. Vinyl is in 100 % perfect condition. No marks or fingerprints. Sometimes the Lp can be sealed.

  • NEAR MINT (NM)

    Record has been opened and probably played, but is in impeccable condition. Rarely used.

  • EXCELLENT (EX)

    Vinyl has signs of use or storage, but still considered top collection quality.

  • VERY GOOD PLUS (VG +)

    Vinyl may have some light scuffs or scratches, but nothing deep. Sound should be great.

  • VERY GOOD (VG)

    A great play copy but clearly used. The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch.

  • GOOD PLUS (G+)

    Record will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear.

  • GOOD (G)

    Good is not necessary bad. Generally worth 10 percent of the Near Mint value.

  • GOOD MINUS (G-)

    Vinyl has obvious defects like background noise or sporadic jumps or “cracks” during playback.

SLEEVE/COVER - SECOND HAND GRADING

  • MINT (M)

    Like new. Sleeve or cover is in 100 % perfect condition. Extra items such as the original info sheet, booklet or poster are included in perfect condition. Sometimes the Lp can be sealed.

  • NEAR MINT (NM)

    Record has been opened and probably played, but is in impeccable condition. Lp almost has no wear.

  • EXCELLENT (EX)

    Sleeve or cover has signs of use or storage, but still considered top collection quality.

  • VERY GOOD PLUS (VG +)

    Still a great copy but has a bit more wear. Jacket may have some ring wear, seam wear or a cut-out.

  • VERY GOOD (VG)

    A great copy but clearly used and more pronounced wear than the previous category.

  • GOOD PLUS (G+)

    Jacket will display obvious signs of wear. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object.

  • GOOD (G)

    Good is not necessary bad. Generally worth 10 percent of the Near Mint value.

  • GOOD MINUS (G-)

    Jacket has obvious defects like very worn cover (stains, inscriptions, traces of moisture), spines ripped or tape on all the spines.