I own an acoustic guitar and have been playing it now for almost 1 year. I am good at playing open chords, barre chords and basically play any song I come across if it is not from a pro artist, I mean like Stop this train by John Mayer. I know how to play scales like minor pentatonic, minor scale, blues scale etc. but have to practice them. When I practice scales, it’s noisy for my family as I get time only during night hours.

I am thinking of buying new electric guitar, practice without amp. Will it curb enough noise? Is buying a new guitar wise decision to make as I am at the early stage of learning guitar? And I am afraid
that may be I quit playing guitar in future due to time constraints or due to other family responsibilities. Is it wise to invest US$ 300 at this stage?