S/S = Sealed disco/copertina sigillati. Still sealed.
M = Mint disco mai ascoltato, copertina nuova.
Never played, absolutely perfect in every way, never been played.
NM = Near Mint disco/copertina perfetti praticamente come nuovi, disco ascoltato pochissime volte.
A nearly perfect record (like a new records, played just few times).
EX = Excellent disco/copertina in ottime condizioni, sul disco può essere presente qualche segno superficiale che non pregiudica l’ottima qualità del suono.
The record it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it (few light surface marks). Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences.
VG = Very Good (molto buono) disco ascoltato più volte qualità del suono buona, diversi segni superficiali dovuti all'ascolto (possibili click), copertina buona.
The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. A record in very Good condition can be put onto a turntable and will play through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear.
G = Good (buono) disco molto ascoltato con diversi segni e molti click, qualità del suono discreta, copertina non perfetta.
The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches(some noise especially between a track and another). The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits.