My dear wife, after getting bored of my nagging and sighing, just went on and bought the acoustic guitar. 30 euros worth of Christmas present. And I was happy as a five penny pony. After about 35 years of silence and other stuff on my way, I finally got a new guitar.
My daughter, the eldest still staying in the house, pretty much right away, got bored: "Go play somewhere else, please. I want to sleep!" I suppose my playing or practicing at that point was quite painful to her ears (to me, it still is).
This lead to an Idea! Something more silent, perhaps?
So I thought that an electric guitar, from scratch, would do the job: some artistic artifacts by hand, silent - more or less, and I get to learn something new about woodworking and playing guitar.