NEAR MINT or MINT LP'S ARE EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE!! M (mint) Record is new, shiny, never played; cover is new, sometimes record is still sealed. NM (near mint) Record is like new, probably played a few times, but it doesn't effects on the quality of a sound; cover has none lack.
EX (excellent) Record in great shape, may have light marks, played more than a few times but low in surface noise or no surface noise; cover may be little bend on corners and edges and have a little fade in colours. VG+ (very good plus) Record has been played more times, it has more marks and surface noise, it doesn't skip; cover has a little fade in colour, and has more damage on the corners or edges.
VG (very good) Record has been played many times, may be more surface noise, but it shouldn't skip while playing; cover has more cuts on corners and edges and more fading in colours. Is SEALED, or in MINT condition. There will always be some type of surface sounds.Or background noise, known as pops and crackling. If the LP has been played a couple of times, it can never be perfect!!! This is especially noticeable in classical records, which have quiet passages. NM / EX / VG+ / VG / VG- / G+ / G / Poor. What you can expect based on my grading system.
Mint - NO scratches, still shiny, same as new. NM - no scratches, maybe the slightest of scuffs, clean and overall near perfect. Ex+ - More or less a record in great condition. Minor scuffs that don't cause any issues.
EX - Nice record, clean, with very few scuffs and maybe small scratches. VG+ - minor scratches and some wear.... Still shouldn't skip or cause any problems.
An occasional pop and minor hiss. But overall a super record worthy of any collection. VG - A fine record with some wear and scuffs.
Shouldn't cause any problems, but it's not perfect and may skip on some players. Overall it's an acceptable record worthy of any fine collection.This item is in the category "Music\Vinyl Records". The seller is "the_marvelous_one" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.