The 1453 was the Silvertone cousin of the 2-pickup Harmony Rebel, a Rickenbacker look-alike, certainly meant to fill that "I wanna look like John Lennon/Pete Townshend" desire some players must have had.
The 1453 actually looked a lot more like a Rick than the Harmony Rebel (available
from 1967-71) did. The Rebel (see pics on bottom row) had sliders instead of
Introduced / Retired:
1967/8(?) as the 1453