Mint (M) / Perfect
Mint Grade Perfect Record.
Vinyl that has never been played and is probably unopened.
Near Mint (NM)
Near Mint Grade A near mint record.
Vinyl that has been opened and played several times, but has no visual or sound defects.
Excellent rating Excellent record.
Vinyl that has been opened and may have play marks, but plays great and has no flaws in sound.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
Very Good Plus Rating Very Good Plus Record.
Vinyl that has been opened and may have visual surface imperfections and may have a slight noise when playing, but this does not affect the quality of play and sound.
Very Good (VG)
Very Good rating Very good record.
Vinyl that has been opened has visual imperfections, may have noise when played, but this noise should not be louder than the music.
Good (G) / Good Plus (G+) – good / good +
Good / Good Plus Rating A good record.
Vinyl that has been opened has visual flaws and noise in the sound, but the needle should not jump.
Fair (F) / Damaged
Fair assessment of the damaged record.
Vinyl that has been opened may be warped, scratched, or bounced.