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GRADING - I grade VISUALLY unless if i notice a defect that requires me to play the record to properly describe and grade it - - The VJM Record Grading System is an internationally-used and recognized system for grading both 78s and LPs. It is used by virtually all serious record dealers and collectors alike, with an easily understood sequence of letters to show grades and a system of abbreviations to show faults and damage.
The VJM Record Grading System.N (78) As new and unplayed (there are virtually no 78s that can categorically be claimed to be unplayed).N- (78) Nearly Mint, but has been played. No visible signs of wear or damage.E+ (78) Plays like new, with very, very few signs of handling, such as tiny scuffs from being slipped in and out of jackets.E (78) Still very shiny, near new looking, with no visible signs of wear, but a few inaudible scuffs and scratches.E- (78) Still shiny but without the lustre of a new record, few light scratches. LP: Some wear, scratches and scuffs, but no skipped or repeat grooves.V+ (78) V+ is an average condition 78 in which scuffs and general use has dulled the finish somewhat. Wear is moderate but playing is generally free from distortion. Surface noise not overly pronounced. LP: Below average with scuffs and scratches on fewer than half the tracks. No skips or repeat grooves.V (78) Moderate, even wear throughout, but still very playable. Surface noise and scratches audible but not intrusive.V- (78) Quite playable still, but distortion and heavy graying in loud passages. Music remains loud in most passages. Surface noise and scratches well below music level. LP: Lowest Grade. Audible scratches, etc. on more than half the tracks. Listening uncomfortable.G+ (78). Grey throughout but still serviceable. Music begins to sound muffled. Heavy scratches.G (78). Quite seriously worn and scratched, but music level is still higher than surface noise.G- (78). Music still prominent, but wear and scratch damage extensive.F (78). Most of music remains audible over surface noise, but listening now uncomfortable.P (78). Unplayable.NB: Damage to labels and jackets (LP) should be noted whenever present.Abbreviationssfc = surface; lbl = label; nap = not affecting play; scr/scrs = scratch/scratches; lc or lam = lamination crack; cr = crack; gv/gvs = groove/grooves; hlc/hc = hairline crack; wol = writing on label; sol = sticker on label; fade = faded label; gr/grs = groove/grooves; eb = edge bite; ec = edge chip; ef = edge flake; cvr = cover; s = stereo; rc= rim chip; rf = rough; aud/inaud = audible/inaudible; lt = light
ABOUT ME For the past 40 years I have been purchasing and consigning some of the most legendary pre-war Jazz and Blues collections in the world . I pride myself in my square deal approach, knowledge and expertise.... IF YOU HAVE A COLLECTION OF BLUES, JAZZ, COUNTRY, GOSPEL PRE-1950 78s OR RELATED EPHEMERA FOR SALE DO CONTACT ME THROUGH EBAY OR TRY TO VISIT US ON LINE AT old78s - COME VISIT MY BLUES-JAZZ BARN BY APPOINTMENT LOCATED IN EASTERN LONG ISLAND NEW YORK - FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS I HAVE PURCHASED OR CONSIGNED SOME OF THE WORLDS BEST PRE-WAR 78 JAZZ/BLUES/COUNTRY COLLECTIONS