KENN VITEK'S RECORD SHOP

INFORMATION ON GRADING & CONDITION

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INFORMATION ON GRADING & CONDITION
PAGE ONE - (10") 78 RPM ALBUM SETS ($5.00 EACH)
PAGE TWO - DAVID'S $3.00 (10") 78 RPM RECORDS
PAGE THREE - DAVID'S $2.00 (10") 78s ($2.00 EACH OR 3 FOR $5.00)
PAGE FOUR - (10") 78s (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) A THROUGH C
PAGE FIVE - (10") 78s (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) D THROUGH F
PAGE SIX - (10") 78s (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) G THROUGH H
PAGE SEVEN - (10") 78s (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) I THROUGH J
PAGE EIGHT - (10") 78s (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) K THROUGH L
PAGE NINE - (10") 78S (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) M
PAGE TEN - (10") 78S (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) N THROUGH P
PAGE ELEVEN - (10") 78s (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) Q THROUGH R
PAGE TWELVE - (10") 78s (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) S
PAGE THIRTEEN - (10") 78s (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) T THROUGH V
PAGE FOURTEEN (10") 78s (SET SALE $5.00 EACH) W THROUGH Z
PAGE FIFTEEN - (12") 78s ($2.00 Each)

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RECORD GRADING ABBREVIATIONS:

N: NEW. Unplayed MINT record. Surface shows no sign of wear or blemish. No spindle marks around the center hole.
NM: NEAR MINT. Almost a new record. Record has been played only a few times.
E: EXCELLENT. Surface shows only slightest wear. Minimum surface noise. Record is visibly not new, but relatively unworn.
V or VG: VERY GOOD. Visible wear. Some surface noise,
but signal to noise ratio favorable, and listening enjoyable.
G: GOOD. More pronounced wear and surface noise. Listening still enjoyable.
F: FAIR. Great wear and/or surface marring. Noise objectionable and approaching level of recorded sound. Listening uncomfortable and requires effort.
P: POOR. Badly worn or deteriorated surface. Noise equal to or greater than recorded sound.
PLEASE NOTE: A "+" or "-" after the grade means a bit better or a bit worse than the condition indicated.

DEFECT AND/OR DAMAGE ABBREVIATIONS:

DIG: A pit in the playing surface caused by the needle in a dropped tone arm.
P-DIG: A passing dig. May or may not be audible, but doesn't cause the record to lock or repeat in the groove.
ECNAP: Edge chip not affecting play. Chip in the outer rim but not extending into the grooves.
EFNAP: Edge flake not affecting play. Flake in the outer rim but not extending into the grooves.
EC3G: Edge chip extends into playing surface. Number indicates number of grooves affected.
EFEG: Edge flake extends into playing surface. Number indicates number of grooves affected.
ECR 1": Edge crack from outer rim. Number indicates length of crack.
CTR CR 1": Crack that starts at center hole. Number indicates length of crack.
HC: Hair crack. Faint crack with entire playing surface intact. Only slightly audible.
LAM: Lamination crack in the playing surface of a laminated pressing. Flaw can be just a visible line that occurred at time of pressing.
CRES: Crescent shaped crack. Area within crack is still secure to record and is not loose.
STAR CR: Star crack beginning at center hole, but not extending beyond label area.
PR MAR: Pressure marks are the imprint of other records, crinkled sleeves, or any other object, that came in contact with the record surface while stored under hot conditions.
BUBBLE: Raised "bump" in surface of playing surface. The surface of these bubble have a tendency to flake off with time. Common in Decca pressings.
SCUFFS: Scuffs are lines or areas of very light abrasion on the playing surface cause by another object sliding across the record.
SOL: Sticker on label. Usually personalized with owner's name or filing number. May be a tax stamp on Parlophone labels.
WOL: Writing on label. Could be pencil, pen, permanent marker or wax pencil.
MOL: Marking on label. Could be letters or numbers scratched or etched into label.
TOL: Tape on label. Could be surgical tape or Scotch tape. Removing this tape usually leaves a stain, sticky residue or results in an area of the label being torn away.
DJ: Label indicates copy was promotional, not for sale, advance release, or for DJ. Usually label is white, yellow or orange. Often a vinyl 78 rpm.
LF: Label is faded.
LT: Label is torn.