Genesis - Abacab - 7" Vinyl Single in Picture Sleeve.
Artist - Genesis
Title - Abacab
Record label - Charisma
Record Number - CB 388
Vinyl Condition - EX
Sleeve Condition - EX
From a private collection and rarely played.
Music Merch Records grades according to Record Collector
Mint (M) - The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint
Excellent (E) - The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in the sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
Very Good (VG) - The record has been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite clear surface marks and the occassional light scratch. Normal wear & tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
Good (G) - The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, maybe with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration etc...
Fair (F) - The record is still just playable, has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.
Poor (P) - The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise etc... The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
Bad (B) - The record is unplayable or might even be broken. Will only be of use as a collection filler.
CDs & Cassettes - As a general rule, CDs and Cassettes either play perfectly - in which case they are in mint condition - or they don't, in which case their value is minimal. Cassette tape is liable to deteriorate with age, even if it remains unplayed. CDs are difficult to grade visually: they can look perfect but can actually be faulty, while in other cases they may appear damaged but play perfectly.
The symbols (+) or (-) are used to indicate condition somewhere inbetween the above categories.