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How do you grade vinyl?
How do you grade vinyl?
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  • Near Mint (NM): A nearly perfect record. An NM record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback.

  • Very Good+ (VG+): A VG+ record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole.

  • Very Good (VG): Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise.

  • Good (G): A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits.

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