Vinyl - NM-, tight spindle hole, probably only played a couple of times, play grades more like EX which is typical of Chess pressings. Notes - Original 1961 black label Mono LP in top condition. Original plain inner sleeve included in jacket as well as a new inner sleeve. All LP's are packed carefully in corrugated boxes made specifically for LP's.
Only exemption is for sealed items or covers with fragile spines. A FRAGILE sticker will be visible on outside of box.Grading: LP's are graded visually under a 60 watt bulb. I also test play segments of the LP including any questionable marks.
All records have been cleaned. NM = Vinyl and sleeve should basically look like new NM- = Just shy of NM, Examples: a mild scuff that does not affect play, a bit of spindle wear, very mild shelf wear. EX = May also be listed as VG++.
An exceptional record or sleeve with very light play or very light shelf wear. VG+ = Used but not abused! Vinyl may have light marks but still a nice player, Sleeves will have normal shelf wear. VG = Vinyl will have more defined flaws such as scratches and background noise. Music will overpower noise except for possible softer passages.
Sleeves may have more moderate flaws such as ring wear, edge wear, creasing, seam splitting, but still should be decent. VG- = Slightly more obvious wear than VG. G+ or G = Vinyl and sleeves will have moderate to heavy wear. Examples : significant surface wear or scratches to vinyl, water wear, rips and substantial creasing on sleeves.
Background noise may be as loud as music, and sometimes they will play better than they look. I always listen and notate. Any skips will also be notated.Fair or Poor = Reserved for rare records that are unplayable or very heavily damaged. Please check my other listings and you will find some great deals! \_(^ v ^)_/ You can always trust the owl!