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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.
Later work from the legendary Stanley Brothers – with titles that include "Rang Tang", "Train 45", "Lonesome Traveler", "Sourwood Mountain", "Big Booger", "Stoney Creek", "Five String Drag", and "Snow Deer". LP, Vinyl record album
The incredible debut of Phil Ochs – easily one of the most powerful folk albums of the 60s, and a set that wears its politics on its sleeve like few other records! In an era when many folkies worked a social agenda with sly jokes and twee metaphors, Ochs went straight for the jugular and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great work from the country music heyday of Starday Records – with tracks by George Jones, Red Sovine, Lorenzo & Oscar, The Phipps Family, Cowboy Copas, Frankie Miller, Tommy Hill's String Band, Benny Martin, and The Old Hickory Singers! LP, Vinyl record album
A weird little record, but a cool one too – a set that pays tribute to the rising star of Buck Owens on Capitol Records – by bringing together some rare early tracks by the singer, and mixing them with recordings of Owens' tunes by Cowboy Copas, Eddie Wilson, & Dottie West! LP, Vinyl record album
Johnny Cash masterfully dips into the Hank Williams songbook – and what we get from it is and excellent Sun LP in which one of the greatest forlorn voices in honky tonk/proto rock/country music history pays perfect tribute to the originator! This one not only includes Cash's raw, unfussy ... LP, Vinyl record album