#1
What are your opinions?

I'm going for that classic strat quack that we all know.

I'm playing Tex Mex pickups through a Fender Deville and have a BD-2 for my distortion. I'm tired of my humbucker and want some more vintage style tone. Tex Mex's are close but not quite there.
"The future's uncertain, and The End is always near."
-Jim Morrison
#2
I think if you're set on Fender Custom Shop then the '54 will be the better choice, the '69's are great but that brightness they have are definitely a love or hate thing.