LEVELS OF GRADING:
|RATING||GRADE||ELEMENTS OF GRADE|
|9 to 10||E: EXCELLENT||whether used for play or not, wear is hardly noticeable; all elements intact; surface clean and bright; 1 or 2 minor defects allowed|
|7 to 8||VG: VERY GOOD||clearly used for play or some noticeable wear or deterioration to head, shaft, grip of strings; fewer than 3 minor defects allowed|
|5 to 6||G: GOOD||used by normal player with heavy wear or significant deterioration to several elements; may have several defects but no damage is allowed|
|3 to 4||F: FAIR||heavy playing is evident, scraping at head has caused loss of frame; some damage allowed for construction defects or failures such as weak throat or partial delamination|
|1 to 2||P: POOR||filler status only; actual damage by use, abuse, or neglect|
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