Where does one buy cheaper musical instruments here in Manila? What if you need stainless steel drums or a really classy clarinet?
There are actually shops in malls like Harisson Plaza where one can buy such instruments at already affordable prices. But if one really wants to buy a higher-end instrument at a lower cost, Raon in Quiapo is the place to go.
If coming from Rizal Avenue, one would have to go through all the shops selling videoke machines first (going in the direction of the Church) and shops selling glasses and contact lenses. Feel free to ask people for directions. Be ready, however, to be pointed to where it is via their pursed lips or vague waves of the hand. Still, you aren't likely to miss it.