Most of the records in my list are second hand (used) and their condition is described as follows:
Records in poor condition are not included in my list.
I aim to reliably assess the condition of records, & I examine them very carefully.
All visible marks are tested on my Garrard 401 turntable to see if they sound.
I expect records described as NM, NM-, or VG++ to sound perfect, unless I mention a problem. Experienced collectors will know that early pressings often have more surface noise than later issues.
Different equipment may produce different results, and I aim to provide enough guidance on record condition for you to choose the condition you find acceptable.
Sleeves are in the same condition as the LP, unless I describe the sleeve condition
Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information about a sleeve.
All vinyl records, however well cared for, gradually accumulate dust in the grooves, resulting in "ticky" noises even on LPs that look perfect.
I have a Keith Monks Record Cleaning Machine, which gently brushes each side of the LP with a mixture of alcohol & distilled water, and then vacuums off the fluid and dirt giving a very much quieter surface.
Unless you have access to a record cleaning machine yourself I recommend you to ask me to clean your records before despatching them. The price of £4.00 per LP includes a new inner sleeve.
You may like to read my article on record cleaning: