This image is a general representation of the item and the actual product may differ slightly in terms of color shading, logo placement, borders, or other small details. Used items may have various cosmetic differences as well.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-")
the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
On Branded Man, Merle Haggard finally set his reputation as the mournful wandering outlaw of popular music in stone, and truly settled in as the incalculably influential artist that he is to this day. The pangs of despair of a still proud man that peppered his earlier output come out full-blown on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Classic Buck Owens on Capitol – a set of nearly all original tunes, sung by Buck in that honest, earthy tone of his! Includes the title track, "Only You Can Break Your Heart", "Rock In My Head", "Sam's Place", and "House of Memories". LP, Vinyl record album
One of Merle Haggard's key Capitol classics – filled with great tunes that include the essential title cut – plus "It Meant Goodbye To Me When You Said Hello To Him", "I Can't Hold Myself In Line", and "Who'll Buy The Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
Another classic from when the Buckaroos were on top of their game...with the title song take-off of the "Put A Tiger In Your Tank" ad campaign. Contains Buck's honky-tonk, tear in my beer masterpiece, "Cryin' Time", later covered by Ray Charles. Also contains "Let The Sad ... LP, Vinyl record album