Collectible Used Records
cleaned, inspected, graded & guaranteed
Melody Supreme | Store + Website
Melody Supreme is a brick and mortar store in Central Virginia. We sell a carefully curated selection of new and used vinyl. A sample of our collectible used vinyl will appear here, on our website. Naturally, our brick and mortar store carries a much larger selection.
If you’d like to see a record that is listed on the site, you must ask in the store. You will not find them mixed in with the other stock.
All used vinyl records have been cleaned with a VPI machine and re-sleeved (when needed) with a “rice-paper” style inner sleeves. Each album is then placed into a new poly outer sleeve.
“Rice-Paper” Style Inner Replacement Sleeve | HD Polyethylene & Acid-Free Paper
These High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Sleeves are similar to the original “Rice-Paper” Sleeves. They are made from 3 layers of HDPE and 1 layer of acid-free paper which is sandwiched between 2 of the layers of HDPE. The acid-free paper neutralizes migrating acids as well as absorbs moisture. The HDPE resists static build up and protects against abrasion.
New Poly Outer Sleeves
After being cleaned & inspected, all used albums are housed in a new heavy-duty poly sleeve.
Packing & Shipping
All records are carefully shipped in heavy-duty custom cardboard mailers with extra cardboard inserts. Albums are shipped carefully, with vinyl placed alongside the record cover, inside a heavy duty poly sleeve.
We ship USPS Media Mail with tracking numbers, and orders are typically dispatched less than 24 hours from the time of your order.
We offer a newsletter subscription for clients who wish to be first to know about all new and used arrivals.
Record Grading System
MMINT – 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. Any record that is “sealed” or “unplayed” will be Mint.
NMNEAR MINT – The record/cover is nearly mint condition. It may have been opened and played, but there is very little, if any sign of use.
EXEXCELLENT – The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
VGVERY GOOD – The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal were and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
GGOOD * – The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc.
FFAIR* – The record is still just playable but 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.
PPOOR* – The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
BBAD* – The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler.
*Melody Supreme rarely sells an album graded less than VG. Exceptions will be made only if the record is very rare.